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Leo C. Bush

Leo C. Bush, 76, of Homer, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020, at his home, while surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Cortland, NY, on December 1, 1943, Leo was the son of the late Leo Hamilton Bush and Myra Madison Bush Pace.  A lifelong resident of the area, he was a 1963 graduate of Cortland Central School.  Upon graduation, he proudly served in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the McGraw United Methodist Church and also attended the Grace Christian Fellowship, Cortland, and the Fellowship Church, Leesburg, FL.  He retired from SUNY Cortland in 2000 after many years of service where he had worked as an electrician.  He was a member of the Knickerbocker Country Club and a former member of the Moose Club.

He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Mary Dellow Bush; and his children, Rhonda Bush Hodgson of Ft. Myers, FL, Eric (Jill) Bush of Erie, CO, Charles Bush of Hornell, John (Kimberly) Bush of Clermont, FL, and Mathew (Katie) Bush of Cortland.  He also leaves behind his grandchildren, Danielle (Curtis) McAdam, Rachel (Cole) Smith, Michael Kapuscinski, Lexi Hodgson, Jakob Bush, Damien (Taisha) Barron, Taylor, Hunter (Tamara), MacKayla, Delaney, Spencer, Lauren, Aubrey, Carson, and Hayley Bush; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Ruea Homer of Cortland, Alberta (Bob) Meacham of Lincklaen, James (Mary) Bush of Horseheads, and Janet Jonson of FL; an uncle, John Madison of Penn Yan, an aunt, Norma Rhodes of Painted Post; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, Jeffrey Leo Bush; and sisters, Ruby Kilmer and Barbara McDonald.

A memorial service will be held at a later date and time to be announced.  Expressions of sympathy in memory of Leo may be directed to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or the ASPCA, 879 McLean Road, Cortland, NY 13045.  To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.

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Leo was such a joy to see and be around , always had a great attitude!

tom ott Dec 1 2020 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of Leos passing. I knew him from high school and also at Knickerbocker CC. My sincere condolences. Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith Nov 14 2020 12:00 AM

Leo was kindness exemplified! I knew him during his employment at the College and when I bought my house on Melvin he helped with my concerns. He was a special employee and friend!

Breta Sisson Nov 13 2020 12:00 AM

Mary, Rhonda, Eric, Chuck, John, Matt and families,
We Loved Leo and were grateful he was a part of our lives. He loved you all dearly and will have good company in Heaven. Please accept this virtual hug from our family to yours.
Sincerely, Abby, Kris and Braydon Homer

Abby Nov 12 2020 12:00 AM

Mary and family,
Please know how saddened I am to learn of Leo's passing .It is a comfort to know he and his mother, my dear friend Myra are together now. My most sincere condolences.

Kathleen Beardsley Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Bush

Chris and Dick Jones Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

Mary and family, our hearts are broken over Leo. We will miss him very much. Brings tears to our
eyes thinking about him not being here anymore. We have so many fun memories of him, you and your family. He was one of a kind and he made a mean pineapple bomber. He has left behind a strong legacy. We love you all. Lee and Teresa.

Teresa Ripley Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Bush

Jill Haines Nov 11 2020 12:00 AM

Mary and family,
I was so sorry to read of Leo's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lynda Sweet Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Leo Bush

Nancy (Fausnaugh) Parker Nov 10 2020 12:00 AM

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