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Frank J. Bush, Sr

March 28, 1920 ~ February 6, 2018 (age 97)

Greenfield-Frank J. Bush, Sr. of Greenfield passed away February 6th at his home at the age of 97.  He was born March 28th, 1920 in Turners Fall.  He was predeceased by his wife Sophie, brothers Lou and John, sister Dora, and step siblings Blanche McCarthy and Raymond Zukowski.  He leaves behind his brother George, of Turners Falls, three children and their spouses Frank Jr.and Jeanette of CT, Susan and Warren Saks and Barbara and Bob Ince all of NY.  Also, four grandchildren, Chris and Jeff Bush, Alex and Abby Saks, three great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Frank graduated from Turners Falls High School in 1937 as a three sport athlete.  His baseball team played for the State Championship against Lynn “English” at Braves Field in Boston.  He loved attending High School and College sporting events.

In 1937 he was the recipient of a full scholarship to attend Williams College. He was captain of the basketball team and played shortstop on the baseball team. He graduated in 1941 Phi Beta Kappa and was a chosen member of the Gargoyle Society.  He was a great supporter of Williams College, attending most of his class reunions. 

In 1941, during World War II, the US Army Corp sent Frank to MIT to become a meteorologist to aide in the war effort.  He was commissioned a captain and served in India until December of 1945.  He re-enlisted in the Air Force and served as a Major during the Korean War.

He was an actuary at CT General and The Travelers while living in Wethersfield CT.  He retired after 16 years at John Hancock in Boston in 1981.

He enjoyed fishing, traveling, and family. He took many trips with his brother George seeing over 50 countries on 5 continents.

His trip with his daughter Barbara, to the Great Wall of China, was an outstanding adventure.

In later years Frank was fortunate to have a special friend in Audrey Farnum.  In his 90’s they enjoyed ballroom dancing and great companionship. 

He was blessed with wonderful care givers, Patty, Brenda, Jess and Nicole who filled his days with sunshine and good humor.

His determination to enjoy life to its fullest was an inspiration to all who knew him.

A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held Monday (2-19-18) at 10 AM at Our Lady of Czestochowa Church

84 K. St. Turners Falls. Burial will follow in Our Lady of Czestochowa Cemetery. There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Kostanski Funeral Home.

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