Aug. 6, 2012
Barbara Ann Rusert, 53, of Hilo, a retired international sales representative for JDS Uniphase Corp., died in Hilo Medical Center. She was born in Washington. She is survived by former husband Robert M. Sr.; sons Craig H. and Robby M.; daughter Lauren M.; brothers Jim, Mike, Pat, Frank, Larry and Ed Hopkins; sisters Joan Kavanaugh and Mary Mirro. Celebration of life: 4 p.m. today at Mooheau Park, downtown Hilo.