Busk, Jr, Joseph R.
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Joseph Richard Busk, Jr., 86, of Palm City, Florida passed away on June 28, 2013. Joe was born in New York City, NY on January 5, 1927. He graduated from St Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire and continued on to receive an architectural degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. He was married to Grace Chambers Busk for 38 years. Joe co-founded the original Outdoor Traders, located at 79 East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, with additional locations in Essex and Litchfield with his late step brother Samuel Robbins. An avid outdoorsman, he was a pioneer in merchandising men's & women's fashion, sportswear, and sports equipment for all four seasons. He was a member of the Round Hill Club and the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, and also served as a representative to Town Meeting in Greenwich in the 1960's. Joe is also survived by his children, Wendy Busk of Falmouth, MA, Hope Reis and her husband William of West Palm Beach Florida, Joseph R. Busk, III and his wife Joan of Cohasset, MA, Gladys Thorn and her husband Henry of Lyme, CT., and four step children, six grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren . Joe was preceded in death by his first wife Gladys Logan Terbell.
Published in GreenwichTime on July 11, 2013