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Vernon H. Bush, Jr

February 6, 1949 — May 20, 2011

Vernon H. Bush, Jr. of Kerhonkson, NY passed away on Friday, May 20, 2011 after fighting a hard battle against cancer. He was 62 years old. Vernon was born on February 6, 1949 in Ellenville, NY he was the son of the late Pearl (Krom) and Vernon H. Bush, Sr.


Vernon was a life long resident of the area and a graduate of Rondout Valley Schools. Mr. Bush was a Veteran of the United States Army and was honorable discharged in 1972. He worked for the Town of Rochester Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator for over 20 years. Vernon loved gardening, doing yard work, camping and traveling. He enjoyed feeding and watching the birds in his yard. He was also very crafty and made willow furniture.


Vernon is survived by his wife, JoAnn Lee-Bush. His children; Christopher Bush of Arizona, Douglas Bush of Arizona, Michael Bush of Louisiana, Cherrell Gregory of Kingston and Vernon H. Bush III of Grahamsville. His grandchildren; Alex, Arianna, Aynsley Pearl, Gabrielle, Braden and Mackenzie Rose. His brother Steven Bush and his wife Terry of Orange City, FL and his sister Elaine Haener and her husband Richard of Accord, NY. Vernon was predeceased by his sister, Virginia Hanigan.


Visiting hours will be held Monday, May 23rd from 5-8pm at H.B. Humiston Funeral Home, Kerhonkson. Funeral Services will be celebrated on Tuesday the 24th 10:30am at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Benton Bar Cemetery, Kyserike, NY.

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