Robert ?Bob? Dush, 93 of Wooster died Saturday, July 2, 2011 at Wooster Community Hospital.
A celebration of life service will be held 11:00 A.M. Thursday July 7, 2011 at the Wooster United Methodist Church 243 N. Market St. Wooster Ohio 44691 with Rev. Dr. David Wilcox officiating. The family will receive friends at the McIntire, Davis and Greene Funeral Home from 5-8 pm. Wednesday.
He was born October 4, 1917 in St. Louisville Ohio the son of Frank and Ada Parker Dush. On November 20, 1941 he married Elizabeth Churchward.
Bob worked as a soil and water Conservationist for the United States Government for 30 years before retiring in 1975. He was a life long Christmas Tree farmer and was the co-founder of the Pine Tree Barn. Bob and Betty have been life long members of the United Methodist Church, always keeping Christ first in their lives. Bob was a vocational Agriculture teacher upon graduation from The Ohio State University in 1941. He served as a director of Boys Village for 25 years helping the program grow into the thriving Village Network it is today. He ?roared? with the Noon Lions club for 25 years. He was the driving force in organizing and then directing the Ohio Christmas Tree Growers Association for over 50 years. He earned numerous awards for his stewardship of the land which was his passion all of his life. He built many of the beautiful and functional lakes and ponds in Wayne County. The last were his own, which are called Pine Tree Lakes, which is a fitting tribute!
Surviving are his wife Elizabeth Dush of Wooster. Children: Ann (James) Arndt of Tavares Florida, Roger (Rita Bauer) Dush of Wooster, and Nancy (Randall) Hopkins of Huntington Beach California. Grandchildren: Susan (Mark) Gorman, Karen Arndt, Gregory (Diana) Dush, Tracy Dush, Julie (Matt) Kilbourne, Thomas Cook, David (April) Hopkins, and Elizabeth Hopkins. 13 Great Grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Meals Together program in care of the Wooster United Methodist Church 243 N. Market St. Wooster, Ohio 44691.
Meals Together Program in care of Wooster United Methodist Church 243 N. Market St. Wooster, Ohio 44691
11:00 A.M. Thursday July 7, 2011 at the Wooster United Methodist Church
Wednesday July 6, 2011 from 5-8 p.m.