YORK Casey C. Bush, a beloved son, brother, and friend, was tragically taken away from this earth all too soon on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Casey was born March 28, 1982, in Williamsport, the son of Patricia L. Doran and A. Charles Bush Jr. Casey was raised in Dallastown, which is where he also received his education from kindergarten through high school, graduating in the Class of 2000 from Dallastown Area High School. Casey went on to receive his undergraduate degree in both Mathematics and Physics from Penn State University, State College. He received his Masters Degree in Mathematics from UMD College Park, Md., where he later went on to work as a Junior Professor. At the time of his death he was working on his second Masters Degree in Quantitative Analytics from UCLA Berkeley. Casey was an avid lover of adventure and of the outdoors. From early childhood he enjoyed riding horses, hiking, and fishing, alongside his younger brother on their father's farm in Lycoming County. As an adult he kept the passion of adventure, having traveled to Europe and across North and Central America. He was a fan of skydiving, zip-lining, hiking with his Boston Terrier, Champion, as well as anything else that involved exercise and adrenaline. He enjoyed running an average of 20 to 30 miles per week throughout the parks and trails around the York Township area. Casey's true passion, however, was Collegiate Wrestling as well as MMA and became known throughout the York County area for his passion. He was always thankful for his opportunity to act as an Assistant Conditioning Coach to the Millersville University Wrestling Team, and often said he was most at peace and happiest if he was on a wrestling mat or had a mouthpiece in and was practicing MMA. Casey lived his life honestly and openly and believed that nothing was impossible it just took willpower and determination. Casey will forever be missed by his family and friends whose lives he had such a powerful impact on within his short 32 years on this earth. Casey is survived by his mother, Patricia Doran, grandmother, Trudy Motter, and his younger brother, Jesse Bush, all of York Township; his father and stepmother, Charles and Carmen Bush of Pennsdale; grandfather, Hon. Alvin C. Bush of Williamsport; three half sisters, Jackie, Laura, and Tracie all of Pennsylvania; many cousins, aunts, and uncles; his lifelong best friend, Adam King of Dallastown; as well as his dog, Champion, who was his sidekick and went everywhere with him and whom he loved very, very much. Casey, you will forever be missed but we will never forget your love, warmth, smile, and passion, and we all love you and miss you very much. A memorial service will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 S. George St., York. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. All who knew Casey and loved him as his family did are welcome to attend and celebrate a life that ended far too soon. Memorial contributions may be made to York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail N., York, PA 17406. KuhnerAssociates.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 24, 2014