LOWVILLE, NY – Louis C. Bush III, 86, a lifelong resident of the village of Lowville died peacefully in the early morning on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Stony Brook University Hospital.
Born Nov. 8, 1933, in Lowville, NY, the oldest son of the late Louis C. and Winifred Verla (Norton) Bush II, he graduated im 1951 from Lowville Academy and Central School and Hobart College in 1956 with a bachelor’s of arts degree majoring in history. He was a member of the Hobart baseball team as a starting pitcher.
Mr. Bush served his Country in the United States Army from 1956 to 1962 as Company Clerk in a M.A.S.H. Unit. Following his honorable discharge from the Army, Mr. Bush had a long and distinguished teaching career spanning 33 years first at Palmyra, NY, and later taking a position at Lowville Academy in 1969 as a history teacher. In addition to teaching, he coached football at Palmyra and the varsity baseball team at Lowville Academy.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, The Lowville B.P.O. E. (Elk’s) Lodge # 1605 for the past 57 years, The Lowville American Legion Post #162, AMVETS Post #99 and Pine Tree Hunting Club in Tupper Lake.
Mr. Bush was an extraordinary athlete excelling in football, basketball and especially baseball where he was a star left-handed pitcher and known for his no-hitter wins over rival teams. He also enjoyed singing in a barbershop quartet, playing cards, hunting and fishing. Mr. Bush was a wonderful story teller, always quick with a joke or an amusing limerick, a passionate NY Giants, Notre Dame football and St. Louis Cardinals Baseball fan.
He is survived by his three children, Melinda (Christopher) Bush Thompson of West Islip, New York, Monnel E. (William) Cremin, Brewster, New York, and Louis C. (Ingrid) Bush IV of Estes Park, Colorado; two granddaughters, Caitlin E. Cremin and Eleanore V. Bush; three sisters, Melinda Gilmartin Houston, Sandra Bush Booth, Mary Bush Thoresen; as well as nieces and nephews.
Visitation for family and friends will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Sundquist Funeral Home.
A Mass will be said noon Friday, March 13, 2020, at St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church.
Burial will be at the family plot at Lowville Rural Cemetery.
Condolences may be made at SundquistFH.com.