Charles Bush (1942 - 2017)

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Charles "Chuck"
Bush, of Arvada,
Colorado, passed
away after a long and
hard-fought battle
with frontotemporal
dementia with parkinsonism
and bladder cancer.
Chuck was a devoted
father, a successful
entrepreneur, and
had a stellar love of
life and laughter. He
loved his family,
playing Jeopardy, doing crossword
puzzles, all sports, long nature walks,
fitness, animals, dirty jokes, and
talking about the weather. Anyone
who met Chuck will tell you he was
unforgettable, extremely competitive,
and very fit. He had a charming and
hilarious way about him and he never
met a stranger he didn't like. He raised
3 adoring daughters and was the
president of CCS Supply, Inc., Denver's
largest supplier of concrete accessories,
for 20 years.
Born in Windsor, New York, Chuck
was the 6th of 7 children. He dearly
loved his parents, 2 sisters and 4
brothers, and all of their extended
As a wrestler at Cornell University,
he was a Division I All-American in
1964. He was a lifelong volunteer to
the sport and dedicated his time and
expertise to many wrestling programs
in the Denver Metropolitan area, and
was the caretaker of the Bush Memorial
Scholarship Fund.
Chuck was predeceased by his
parents, Walter and
Doris, his brothers
James (Barb), Thomas
(Donna) and William
(Mary Lou), and
his sister Evelyn. He
is survived by his
sister Beverly Dawn,
brother Arthur Bush
(Beverly), daughter
Heather Bush Kuhn
(ex-Son-in-Law Scott
Kuhn), daughter Heidi
Bush Ekrem (Greg
Ekrem), daughter Holly Bush, adopted
daughter Kathy Mihelic who was his
guardian angel, confidante and loving
caregiver in the last 18 months of
his life, and 8 grandchildren – Dylan
Bush, Charles Kuhn, Jr., Bayleigh
Bush, Cameron Kuhn, Christian
Kuhn, Annika Ekrem, Callae Bush and
Elise Ekrem.
An open house in celebration of
Chuck's amazing life will be held on
Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 1
PM to 4 PM at Chautauqua Community
House, Grand Assembly Room, 900
Baseline Road in Boulder, Colorado.
An additional memorial service will
take place in the Binghamton, New
York area in the Spring of 2018. In lieu
of flowers, please consider donating to
the Bush Memorial Scholarship Fund,
c/o Windsor Central High School, 1191
NY-79, Windsor, NY 13865.
M. P. Murphy & Associates Funeral
Directors of Boulder, Colorado, is in
charge of arrangements.
Please leave condolences at www.
Charles "Chuck" Bush
January 1, 1942 – December 18, 2017
Funeral Home
M.P. Murphy & Associates Funeral Directors
7464 Arapahoe Road
Boulder, CO 80303-1500
(303) 530-4111
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Published in Colorado Community Newspapers from Dec. 28, 2017 to Jan. 27, 2018