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Nicholas L. Ruschmeyer 1989-2020

On Saturday Dec, 5, 2020, Nicholas Lawrence Ruschmeyer beloved son of Sherrie and Larry Ruschmeyer passed away at the age of 31 from cancer. His extraordinary courage, perseverance, and strength over these last 10 years is a testament to his approach to life.

Nicholas was born on November 15, 1989 and grew up in Brookfield CT. He was a 2008 graduate of Brookfield High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education & Adventure Leadership in 2012 from Johnson State College, VT. He worked as the Manager of Terrain Parks at Jay Peak Resort in VT designing and building the snowboard park features for the mountain and learning terrain. Nick was co-owner of Lynx Mountain Guides of VT. Nick shared his passion for the outdoors with all he knew. He was an Eagle Scout, 2nd Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo, certified rock climbing instructor, back country guide, skier and snowboarder. As an accomplished mountaineer, Nick dedicated his life to leading people on experiences that allowed them to push themselves to grow and learn. Whether begin- ner or expert, Nick’s patience, kindness, knowledge, and love for what he did made everyone want to follow him. His laughter was infectious, his personality drew people to him.

Nick is survived by his parents Sherrie & Larry Ruschmeyer, his sister Nicole, brother Cody, and grandmother Leila Erhardt, his many family members; aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A celebration of Nicholas’ life will be held in CT & VT in the spring due to our inability to gather together in a large group at this time. Nick spent his time thinking of others. His wishes were for a foundation to be started for young people who want to experience hiking, climbing, back country skiing, paddling, and all the outdoors has to offer.

The Reeno Memorial Fund is his legacy. In lieu of flowers pleased contribute to: Reeno Memorial Fund - in memory of Nicholas Ruschmeyer

ReenoMemorialFund Mail to: Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Attn. Joe Collin Director, Development and Philanthropic Services 40 Richards Ave. Norwalk, CT 06854

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