Victor R. Gush
1940 - 2020
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Gush, Victor R. SCHODACK Victor R. Gush, 79,of Schodack, passed away on September 10, 2020. He was born in Cohoes on September 27, 1940, the son of Winifred and Victor Gush and the stepson of Carmella Gush. He was a graduate of Columbia High School, and attended Hudson Valley Community College. Victor was initially employed by the ITEK Corporation and then became a real estate broker with the Bob Howard firm, where he co-founded the commercial real estate department. His dedication and commitment met with success. During that time, he was awarded the Picotte award, designating him as broker of the year. Victor's lifelong passion for developing real estate was aided greatly by his strong work ethic and love of people. His patience, wisdom and gentleness were always evident. He was able to see through the complications of any situation and quickly find a solution to any problem. In 1969 he formed a partnership with Jean Daigle and together they developed residential realty subdivisions. He was a visionary in everything he did, and in particular, had an acumen for the development of waterfront properties. Notably, in Lake George he participated in the development of Green Harbour, Juniper Hills, and the Four Seasons. He also developed the Admiral's Watch, Riverwalk on Hudson and Center Island North. His life's work also produced quality housing for seniors at the Landings, in Halfmoon, and the Village of Saratoga. His problem-solving hard work and unwavering optimism made challenging projects on the drawing table become reality. He served his country during the Vietnam War era. Victor and his wife, Linda Loik Gush, who survives, were married on October 3, 1971. They shared a loving inseparable relationship filled with activities such as boating, skiing, flying, dining and socializing with many friends in the community. Vic was also an accomplished pilot, historian, and antique car enthusiast. Survivors include his sisters-in-law, Gayle Loik, and Patricia Loik Fitzsimmons and her spouse William; and numerous cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his calling hour 10-11 a.m. Thursday in the Holy Spirit Church, 667 Columbia Tpke, East Greenbush. A Mass will follow at 11 a.m. and burial will be in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Schodack. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144, or the MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad St., 150 Yardville, NJ 08620






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Published in Albany Times Union on Sep. 13, 2020.
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Sean Williams
September 15, 2020
Linda and family, Eva and I are so sorry to have learned about Victors passing. It has been too long during this COVID crisis that we were unable to see his smiling face at the Fort Orange Club with you and other old friends. He was always a great guy and loved to share stories about your trips and fun times in Aspen, and other places. He will be missed by many. RIP
Dr Bob Wishnoff/ Dr Eva Joseph
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September 15, 2020
Linda - Very sorry to hear about Vic. I think back to the nice times we used to have in that Vermont ski cabin years ago. My brother was friends with Vic in school. I'll let him know of Vic's passing. My best to you.
Jack Spalding
Friend
September 15, 2020
I met Mr. Gush one time, about 10 years ago, to see a development site. We never spoke afterwards but we had a very friendly time for a few hours and found that what I had heard about him was true, that he was an engaging, passionate/loved his work and was quite the gentleman. It's sad for this world to lose anyone but even more such a productive and good man like Mr. Gush. My sincerest condolences to his wife and family.
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September 15, 2020
Our deepest condolences to Linda and the family. It was a pleasure to meet Victor many years ago on a project. A great guy and an American veteran. Rest in peace.
Ed Luzine
Acquaintance
September 14, 2020
Dear Linda and family,
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Victor.

Victor was blessed with an ability to see opportunity in
real estate that others did not.
His demeanor was always positive and he would not let
problems or roadblocks stop him from making his dreams
a reality.

He will be missed.
Most sincerely ,
David and Lynne Michaels
David Michaels
Friend
September 13, 2020
In loving memory of a kind and caring friend. We will love you and miss you always.
Ronald and Mary Lou Bradtke/Longley
Friend
September 13, 2020
Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. Vic was a wonderful man. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time
Lauren Carkner
Friend
September 13, 2020
Linda, I am so very sorry for your loss. Vic was a wonderful man. Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time.
Lauren Carkner
Friend
September 13, 2020
Linda - it has been a long time, but I'm sorry to hear about Vic's passing, and I hope you are well. Vic was an accomplished man. He made the world a better place, and you helped him do it.

In this time of sadness, I wish the best for you.
Dave Hancox
Friend
September 13, 2020
Linda, I am so very very saddened to hear of Victors passing. We became good friends the past few years and he will be very missed. With deepest sympathy,
Ray Cramer
Ray Cramer
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September 13, 2020
Sincere sympathy to the family
Arnold Greenberg
Arnold Greenberg
Acquaintance
September 13, 2020
Linda & Family: I am very sorry for your loss.
Mike McNulty
Friend
September 13, 2020
Linda....So sorry to hear of Vic's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you....
John Belardo
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