Robert F. Bush, Longtime City of Middletown Civil Servant and Middletown Middie hardwood great Robert F. Bush went to be with his Lord Friday, 11/6/20 after 90 years on this earth. Bob served his community for nearly 45 years, as a Captain with the City of Middletown Fire Department, retiring in 1982 after nearly 30 years of service there, and as Chief of Police on two separate occasions for the Lemon Twp. Police Department. During his time with M.F.D., Bob was instrumental in bringing ambulance and professional EMT/Paramedic service to the department for the citizens of Middletown. Bob was also a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, having served during the Korean War. Bob was one of the long list of Middletown Middie Legendary Cagers, helping lead the Middies to the 1947 State Championship during his junior year, and earning All-State honors as a senior. He held the single game scoring mark for the Middies at one point after scoring a then record 28 points in a game. He was inducted into the Middletown H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Bob enjoyed many endeavors after finally retiring for good in the mid 1990's, including RV travel, fishing and sightseeing. He spent many years wandering the landscapes of the USA in an RV, stopping to camp and fish wherever it was that he felt the urge to do so. He was preceded in death by one son, Timothy (Doc) Bush and 2 grandchildren, Ashley Bush and Sterling Bush. He is survived by 5 children: Kenneth Bush (Susan) of Lakeland, Fla., Robyn Garner, Donald Bush (Cathy), Sharon Baker and Richard Bush (Paula) all of Middletown, along with 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Services to be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in memory of Robert to an organization of choice, Hospice of Butler and Warren Counties, St. Jude’s or ASPCA.
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