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Robert Sterling Bush

02/20/1923 - 05/04/2021


Obituary For Robert Sterling Bush

Robert Sterling Bush, 98, of Bristol, RI passed away on May 4, 2021.
He was the son of the late Roy V. Bush and Alice Rose (Galla) Bush. He was the brother of the late Lester A. Bush, Louise Butler and Jeannette Tetreault.
He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Marabello (Ronnie) of Warren, RI, his granddaughter Laura Millar (Tim) of Lake Worth, FL, his grandson Ronnie Marabello (Melissa) of Catawba, NC and his two great granddaughters, Liliana Rose Marabello and Stella Grace Millar. He is also survived by his niece, Shirley Beers, of Hanover, MA.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 67 years, Mary Frances (Brown) Bush and his daughter Barbara Susan Bush.
Mr. Bush was born in Bristol and attended Bristol Public Schools. He was an Army Air Force Veteran of WWII. He was a lifetime communicant of St. Michael’s Church in Bristol.
Mr. Bush worked for the Collins and Aikman Company in Bristol, Improved Seamless Wire Company in Providence and Cook Horton Company in North Attleboro, from which retired as the foreman of the Gold Plating and Melting Department.
He was an avid fisherman and loved being on the water. He served as the President and Treasurer of the Rhode Island Post Card Club. He was also a member of the Rathkamp Matchcover Society, the New England and Connecticut Matchcover Clubs and the Machine Cancel Society.
Arrangements are with Smith Funeral & Memorial Services, 8 Schoolhouse Road, Warren, RI. A visitation for family and friends will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021, from 4:00-6:00PM. Funeral service and burial will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, 55 Turner Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02915 or to the Bristol Rescue Squad, 4 Annawamscutt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809.
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  • Dear Kathy and Family, Sending our deepest condolences, peace and prayers. Your Dad was a wonderful, and kind man. We loved having your family as neighbors growing up. Some nice memories of all of you! Debbie (Cordeiro) Bruciati

  • Kathy, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lisa Fisher

  • Purchased many matchbook covers from Bob over the years on eBay. Always loved dealing with him.

  • Kathy, so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. He was such a nice man. It was a pleasure to know him. Condolences to all 🙏🏻

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