Raymond Bush Jr., 61, of Marblehead, and formerly Mansfield, Ohio, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 3, 2008, in Magruder Hospital, Port Clinton.
He was born Sept. 23, 1946, in Mansfield, the son of the late Raymond and Peggy Joan (Schupp) Bush Sr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving his country during the Vietnam War. Raymond worked as a production manager for Therm-O-Disc in Mansfield for 34 years, retiring in 2001. After moving to Marblehead in 2001, he opened his own landscape business, "Ray's Lawn and Landscaping". He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sandusky, and for the past six years was the director of St. Mary's Community Supper (soup kitchen) which takes place every Wednesday. He was also a member of the outreach committee at St. Mary's. He assisted community agencies in finding help for the unfortunate. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.
Survivors include his wife, Karen (Whisler), whom he married March 28, 1965; sons, Jeff (Lani) Bush, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and Mike (Angie) Bush, Abingdon, Va.; grandsons, Ethan and Adam Bush, Nick, Kolbe, and John Paul Bush; sister, Cindy (Ray) Meyers, Mansfield; brother, Greg (Claudia) Bush, Lexington, Ohio; and his faithful dog, Brooke.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Friday in Neidecker, LeVeck & Crosser Funeral Home, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Road, Lakeside-Marblehead. Additional visitation will be from 9 a.m., Saturday, until a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Catholic Church, 429 Central Ave., Sandusky; the Rev. Phil Feltman officiating. A luncheon will be served in the church hall immediately following the mass. Burial will take place at 3 p.m. in Mansfield Cemetery with military honors being given by members of Richland County's Joint Veterans Burial Detail.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Parish community supper or for masses. Condolences may be expressed at neideckerleveckcrosser.com.