Steward Ellsworth Bush


Steward E. Bush, age 73, passed away at Tidewell Hospice in Port Charlotte on April 2, 2019, after a short stay. While in Florida he resided at Holiday Park in North Port and the summer months he lived in West Chazy, N.Y.
Steward was raised on a dairy farm in West Hermon, N.Y., and he was the son of Merrill Bush and Lida Weaver Bush.
He is survived by his wife Doreen and three sons, Samuel wife Julie, Aaron wife April, Wade wife Lora. He also leaves behind his beloved granddaughters Emily, Ally, Kendall, Kelsey and Kamdyn, grandsons Cassidy and Hunter and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother Schuyler and wife Karen, brother-in-law Jim Spadaccini, brothers-in-law Alton and Cathy Bishop, Barton and Jessie Bishop, sisters-in-law Ruth and Charlie Dusharm, Eileen and David McIntosh. Steward is predeceased by his parents, sister Sharon Robinson and husband Uri, sister Sylvia Spadaccini, brother Sterling and wife Dawn, and sister-in-law Liz Bishop.
After graduating from Hermon-Dekalb Central School in 1963, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in the fall of that year. He completed his basic training in Fort Dix, N.J., and was stationed at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. While in the U.S. Army Steward served a tour in the Viet Nam War. Steward was honorably discharged in the fall of 1966.
Steward graduated from college at Canton ATC with an associate's degree. He started his career working for Montgomery Wards and Ames Department Stores in multiple managerial positions, and was also an Allstate agent in Plattsburgh, N.Y. He eventually retired from the Clinton County Sheriff's Department in Plattsburgh, N.Y., in 2008.
He was a 50-year mason at the Richville Lodge, a member of the VFW 6338, Gouverneur, N.Y., American Legion 1619, and the AMVets 0312 in North Port, Fla.
He was truly a man that loved the great outdoors, loved fishing, hunting and spending time at camp with his boys and friends.
At Steward's request there will not be any funeral services or calling hours. His wish was to be cremated and we are honoring his wishes. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, or gifts, donations can be made to your local Hospice in Steward's name.
Published on April 5, 2019
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5 posts

Apr 11, 2019
Sending my condolance on your loss of husband father and grandfather may he rest in peace
Sheryl frenyea
Apr 07, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the good Lord grant you peace and comfort at this time. Take care and may God Bless you all.
Polly and Hugh Merrill
Apr 07, 2019
Doreen and boys, so sorry to hear about Stewart. My condolence to all of you. Will always remember his big smile.
Rick Roland
Apr 06, 2019
My condolences to Stew's family and friends. He was my manager at Ames for a number of years and I always considered him a good friend. Though I haven't seen him in years, it's a sad day to hear of him passing.
RIP Stew....
Emery, Andy and Michaele Webb
Apr 05, 2019
Doreen, Sam, Aaron, Wade and Families: We were shocked and very sad to hear that Steward had passed away. Please accept our sincere sympathies and prayers for you all. What a wonderful life story Steward has, as well as a large and loving Family to carry on his memory and his habits of hard work and dedication to community and country.