Robert Thomas Busch

May 31, 1938 - October 17, 2017

Robert Thomas Busch

May 31, 1938 - October 17, 2017


Robert Thomas Busch, May 31, 1938 – October 17, 2017, passed away peacefully at home. Bob grew up in Bellingham, WA and graduated Bellingham High School in 1956. He began his eight years of service with the Marine Corps in 1955 with several forms of survival training before going to Vietnam. He attended flight school and flew fighter planes over Hawaii, Laos, and Vietnam, and left the Marine Corps in 1963 after achieving the rank of 1st Lieutenant. He retired from Hughes Aircraft in 1994 and moved to Lummi Island.

Bob was a volunteer on the Lummi Island Fire Department as a firefighter and first responder; serving 2 terms as a Lummi Island Fire Commissioner; past president of the Whatcom County Commissioner’s Association; President of the EMS Trauma Care Council; retired member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary; member on the Lummi Island Ferry Advisory Committee; and a member of the Whatcom County Cruising Association.

Bob is survived by his wife Beverly Busch, step-sister Lucinda Chatfield, sisters-in-law Barbara Boettcher and Bonnie Cappellett, several cousins, and nieces and nephews.

Bob enjoyed working with the Island Chapel Youth Group Bible Study and the Summer and Winter Camps.

A service will be held at Moles Greenacres Memorial Park, 5700 Northwest Drive, Ferndale, WA. on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:00PM

In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the Lummi Island Firefighters Association, 3809 Legoe Bay Rd, P.O. Box 130, Lummi Island, WA. 98262.

Celebration Of Life

  • Date & Time: January 1, 1970 (12:00 AM)
  • Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Greenacres
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Dr Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)

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11 responses to Robert Thomas Busch

  1. Jim Russell says:

    I enjoyed knowing Bob and will miss seeing him. He was a great contributor to the Whatcom County Cruising Association and the hot rod community. I also knew Bob through the Custer Sportsmen’s club and know he enjoyed that part of his life also. Rest in Peace Bob your struggles are over now and heaven is one richer soal richer.

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