Busch, Ralph Charles
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79, of Mission Beach, CA, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 15, 2013 at home with his children and grandson by his side. He was just where he wanted to be, at home where he was most comfortable and happy. He was born on July 18, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana and lived most of his life in Phoenix, AZ. Before moving to Mission Beach, California in 1991. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Mildred Busch; his brother Jack Busch. Ralph is survived by his four children; Lisa Bailey, Jami Busch, Chad Busch (Ralph Jr.), Carolyn Albin (Jeff), 5 grandchildren; Zachary Busch, Brenna and Sara Bailey, Thomas and Charlie Albin. He is also survived by his 3 siblings; David Busch, Jacque Bates and Carol Weil. Ralph graduated from Glendale High School in 1951. He honorably served his country in the United States Army from May 1953 to April 1955, stationed in Japan during the Korean War. After the Army, Ralph earned a business degree then went on to spend many great years working for First American Title, before retiring at the age of 57. Shortly after retiring Ralph headed to Mission Beach, CA where he lived and loved life at the beach. Ralph was a wonderful father, pops, papa, devoted friend, gentleman and successful businessman. He would make you feel right at home and welcome with his amusing since of humor. Ralph spent many happy years with friends and family at the beach. He was also very charitable, gave generously to Disabled American Veterans. He was cremated on July 18, 2013 El Camino Memorial Pacific Beach Chapel. A celebration of Ralph's life will be held at 5:00pm, Saturday, August 10th at the Elks Lodge #33 14424 N 32nd St PHX, AZ 85032
Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, 2013