A celebration of life memorial service for Donald Leroy Bush, 72 of Somerset, was held February 16, 2019, at Spring Hills Community Church, with Pastor Ryan Tooill officiating. After a short battle with cancer, Donald passed away peacefully on Monday, February 11, 2019, with his family by his side.
He was born October 18, 1946, in Columbus, to the late David and Dorothy (Pfeifer) Bush. Donald proudly served in the Navy from 1968 to 1971. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed traveling in his RV. He was a longtime member of the Somerset Masonic Lodge #76, the Millersport American Legion Post 0637, and the Ohio Good Sam RV Club Zanesville Chapter #14. Donald is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Deanna (Sells) Bush; daughters, Andrea (David) Barnes and Kimberly (Kenneth) Bush; grandsons, Craig (Stephanie) Morningstar II, Gavin Barnes, Zain Barnes, Lucas Withrow and Davey McCandlish; brothers, Dan (Emily) Bush and David (Alice) Bush, Jr.; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Norman Bush; and sister, Barbara Bush Exline. Memorial donations may be made to FairHoPe Hospice and Palliative Care, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset is entrusted with the arrangements. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com