George "Rusty" Paterson, 62, formerly of Port Washington, who retired to Tannersville, PA, and Englewood, FL, died on Aug. 19, 2002. He is survived by his children, Kristina (Gene) McGuire and Erik (Jennifer); his grandchildren, Alex, Heather and Ryan; and his companion Delores. Rusty served in the USMC in 1956. He was proud of his 36+ years of service to Nassau County and retired as the Director of Special Programs for Business from Nassau Community College. Other accomplishments include being a Director of Public Relations for Senator Alfonse D'Amato's campaign. Arrangements were made by the Austin F. Knowles Funeral Home, Port Washington. Religious service at the funeral home. Interment private. Donations in his memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o D. Parise, 34 Greenbriar Ln., Port Washington, NY 11050.