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Vernon H. Bush, Jr

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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Anna Ortiz - June 4th, 2011 at 6:31am - Email
Dear Bush family, Sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved Vernon. Even though we know that death is inevitable it is still difficult to accept when it claims one of our loved ones. May you find comfort in the resurrection. The faithful man Job wrote: "If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? You will call and I myself shall answer you. For the work of your hands you will have a yearning." (Job 14L14, 15) Imagine that-God has a yearning or a strong desire to bring the dead back to life again. May that hope bring you comfort.

Cherrell - May 27th, 2011 at 4:24pm - Email
Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers and support.I'm sure Dad would be proud to know how much he was loved. It's very much appreciated.

Douglas Bush - May 23rd, 2011 at 1:10pm - Email
Really wish I could have made it back there. My prayers are with everyone and hope you find peace in knowing he is with the Father. I find peace in knowing my dad was blessed to have such a wonderful family back there. Wish I could have been there more for him.

Lorraine Iocovello - May 22nd, 2011 at 9:45pm - Email
Joann, my deepest sympathy to you & Vern's family. I'm so saddened by your loss. You're all in my prayers during this difficult time. May God bless all of you & keep Vern close to Him.

STEVE & TERESA CODDINGTON - May 22nd, 2011 at 9:45pm - Email

Judi Black McCarthy - May 22nd, 2011 at 12:08pm - Email
Joanne & family I am so sorry for your loss....we went to school and graduated together, we used to take our young children to the swimming hole off of Sundale Rd ....I will always remember Dunkin as a very polite and caring man and he will be missed. Any thing you need, please don't hesitate to call or stop by. God Bless , my thoughts are with you.

Ralph A Van Aken Jr - May 22nd, 2011 at 12:03pm - Email
JoAnn, Steven and Terry, I was saddened to hear of Duncan's illness and now his death to Cancer.He was a great young man and I always enjoyed to talking with him at the various parties at the Accord Firehouse. As you are aware, Duncan and I both enlisted in Militayr service in the late sixties and seventies and went our separate ways. I would have enjoyed being with him ober the past years, but could not. I want to express Caryl and I's most sincere sympathies and pray for your families strength for the days and weeks to come. My kindest regards and all our prayers, Ralph & Caryl Van Aken 5308 Impatiens Court Holly Springs, NC 919-363-2114

Karen Rinaldi - May 22nd, 2011 at 9:03am - Email
My prayer's and condolences to all of you...Vern was a great guy...with one of the sweetest..gentlest hearts & souls I have ever known...God Bless him....all my love to you always!!!

Karen Rinaldi - May 22nd, 2011 at 9:02am - Email
My prayer's and condolences to all of you...Vern was a great guy...with one of the sweetest..gentlest hearts & souls I have ever known...God Bless him....all my love to you always!!!

Patricia Legg - May 22nd, 2011 at 8:48am - Email
Dunkin will surely be missed. Chris, Mike & Steven you were little when your mom & dad lived in half of our house . now your dad will be with god watching over you . may the good Lord bless and keep you all safe . Patty & George Legg

Gail and Dick Countryman - May 21st, 2011 at 7:22pm - Email
Dear JoAnn and Family: We were so sorry to hear about Vernon and would like to express our deepest sympathy. If there is anything we can do, please let us know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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