Richard Joseph Bussmann

NEW BERN - Richard "Dick" Joseph Bussmann, 86, of New Bern, died at his home on March 12, 2014.

He was born on Feb. 3, 1928 in New Haven, Conn., to Joseph and Mabel Bussmann. Lt. Bussmann, Ret. U.S. Navy served his country during World War II and the Korean Conflict, and was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Bussmann; a son, Sgt. Rick Bussmann, U.S. Air Force; a grandson, Thomas Bussmann, and his sister, Patricia Reynolds.

He is survived by two sons, Tom Bussmann and wife Deborah of Danbury, Conn.; Jim Bussmann and wife Cynthia of Carolina Beach, N.C.; one daughter, Sheila Heath and husband Bob of Lancaster, Ohio; four grandchildren, Harrison, Casey, Desmond and Carly, one great-granddaughter, Scotti Mae, and a niece, Donna Belcher of New Haven, Conn

Burial will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society 875 North Randolph St. Ste. 225, Arlington, VA 22203-1757 or to the .

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Published in Sun Journal from Mar. 16 to Mar. 19, 2014