August Samuel Bush


August Samuel Bush passed away on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at the age of 86 years old.

Born in Queens, NY on December 28, 1931 he lived most of his life in Maspeth, NY and Albrightsville, PA. He most recently resided in Rhode Island. August was a wonderful husband, a loving father, and a good friend to all. His life was devoted to his family and his church, beginning with Maspeth United Methodist Church, the Effort United Methodist Church and the East Greenwich United Methodist Church.

He and his late wife, Emma, were generous supporters of all these houses of worship. He enlisted in the Air Force and served his country in the Korean War. He was a fire fighter with the New York City Fire Department, retiring in 1991. While working as a fire fighter, he earned a degree in Associate Applied Science, was a Dean's List student, became a certified EMT, and a LPN.

Mr. Bush was predeceased by his wife, Emma (Dowdle) Bush, in 2015; and parents, August and Violet (Moxom) Bush. He is survived by a son and daughter-in -aw, Gary and Melita Bush, of West Warwick, RI, a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Dabrowski, of Avenel, NJ, and four grandchildren: James and his wife, Keisha, Michael, Matthew and Steven, and a great-grandson, Kristopher.

A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will take place at the East Greenwich United Methodist Church 1558 South County Trail in East Greenwich on Saturday July 21, 2018 at 11a.m., luncheon to follow.

In lieu of flowers the family would like donations in August's memory be made to: The New York Firefighters Burn Center Foundation, 21 Asch Loop, Bronx, NY 10475. E-mail -


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