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Ray and Deborah Rutkowski

Alma Family Pharmacy started as a vision back in 1996, the year Ray graduated from pharmacy school. But the vision was not meant to come to fruition for quite some time. . .

In 1997, Ray moved the family to Saint Louis, taking a position at Evans Drug Stores. After which he had a stint at Carson Apothecary Shoppe. In 2001, he settled in a position at Healthway Pharmacy in Saint Charles, MI.

After a few years, Ray found himself once again in Alma, working for Kmart pharmacy. The job was rewarding, the people were great, and the town had become home. He stayed with Kmart until Aug 2015 when they decided to close the doors for good. The closing gave him time to pause and question whether it was time to make his dream a reality.

May 3rd, 2016, Alma Family Pharmacy opened its doors to the public. With his wife and co owner, Deborah, and long time Kmart employee Sue Waber, he has opened a nice store at 1686 Wright Ave, Ste C in Alma. If you are not familiar with the area, they are just South of the former Family Fare and just North of JC Penney.

Alma Family Pharmacy has made it simple for you to transfer your prescriptions. Just give us a call, we’ll collect a little information and take care of the rest. We are able to put your medications on automatic refill, work with you to get everything filled on the same day and even text you when we are all set. If you get in a bind and need us to deliver, just give us notice and we’ll see to it. We want you to think of us as your hometown pharmacy.

Beyond pharmaceutical goods, we carry over the counter products and vitamins, Alma Family Pharmacy also offers a variety of locally handmade gift and art products. Come, sit, and enjoy a cup of coffee in our family friendly atmosphere.

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Sue Waber

Sue Waber a long time Kmart employee, joined Ray and Deborah on a New venture of opening a  locate family Pharmacy.  Sue is the Head Certified Pharmacy Technician in the Store and has 30 yrs of management, pharmacy knowledge as well as great customer service.  Sue also is one of the Artist that has her product in the Gift shop.  She paints pictures and craft ornaments, makes jewelry, and does all the flower arrangements with in the store.  Come in the store and check out all the gift ideas or order your own personalized gift from Sue.

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Deborah Rutkowski, Co-Owner/Office manager, technician, owner of Brush with Bravata,  and wife of Ray Rutkowski has allowed a dream of Rays to come true.  Helping him open an Independent Pharmacy.  Deborah along with her daughter Rachel Rutkowski, has started the Business “Brush with Bravata at the same time the pharmacy was opened.  Both business are family owned and operated.  Deb, teaches painting through Art Parties, the parties are located throughout Gratiot/Isabella county.  Brush with Bravata (meaning paint with boldness or zest), began as a hobby that has turned into a business.

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