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1926 A. 2020

A. John Bush

April 9, 1926 — January 1, 2020

A. John Bush, 93 of 416 North Market Street Mt. Carmel passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Serenity Gardens in Mt. Carmel Township.

Born in Mt. Carmel on April 9, 1926 he was a son of the late Andrew and Julia (Buczko) Bush.

He was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and the McCann School of Business in Mahanoy City.

John was a proud Veteran of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a Sergeant with the 313th Bomb Wing, 680th Bomb Squadron, 504th Bomb Group. He received the Good Conduct Medal, American Theater Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

He was married on October 15, 1949 in the former St. Joseph’s Church in Mt. Carmel to Jean M. (Meseravich) Bush who preceded him in death on May 30, 2011.

John was a retired Banker. He was employed for many years as the manager of the 1st National Trust Bank in Kulpmont.

He was a member Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and a member of the former St. Joseph’s Parish in Mt. Carmel. He was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2110, American Legion Post 91 all of Mt. Carmel and a life member of the Anthracite Fire Company of Mt. Carmel.

John was an avid Mt. Carmel Area sports fan. He enjoyed traveling and his many trips to the casinos.

Surviving are two sons, David Bush of Mt. Carmel, and John Bush and his wife Patricia of Elysburg; one daughter, Dawn Burdsall and her husband Edward of Upper Darby; six grandchildren, Tara Varano and her husband Anthony, Melissa, Michael and Kevin Bush, and Matthew and Andrew Burdsall; one great-grandchild, Rio Varano; two brothers, Thomas Bush of Mt. Carmel and Robert Getridge of Mt. Carmel; numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death in addition to his wife and parents were three brothers, Michael, Francis and William Bush and one sister Irene Shearn.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, January 4, 2020 at 11 am in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church with the Rev. Francis Karwacki, Pastor as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Mt. Carmel Township. A viewing will be held on Saturday morning from 9:00 am until 10:45 am in the Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home, 40 South Market Street, Mt. Carmel, Joseph J. Stutz, III Supervisor. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy can be made to the Mt. Carmel Public Library, 30 South Oak Street, Mt. Carmel, PA 17851. To leave a condolence for the family, please sign the guestbook at

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Saturday, January 4, 2020

9:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Joseph J. Stutz, Inc. Funeral Home

40 South Market Street, Mount Carmel, PA 17851

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, January 4, 2020

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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St. Joseph's Cemetery Mt. Carmel Township

Locust Gap Highway, Mount Carmel, PA

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