Sterling K. Bush, 66, of North Port, Fla., died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, with his wife V. Dawn, sons and brother at his side.
He was born Sept. 10, 1946, in Gouverneur, N.Y.
Sterling proudly served in the U.S. Army in 1965 to 1967, and was in Vietnam. He was a journeyman millwright for many paper companies in New York, Massachusetts and Vermont. Sterling attended school at Hermon DeKalb Central School in New York, where he enjoyed sports and music. He was a member of the American Legion, AMVETS of North Port, and a life member of the VFW of Brattleboro, Vt. Sterling enjoyed boating, camping, puttering, tools, football, horses and, as a youngster, farming. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Sterling always had a smirk on his face and loved to tease.
He is survived by his wife, V. Dawn; sons, Kurt of New York, Steven of Virgina, and Eric of New Hampshire; stepdaughter, Cheryl Salisbury of New York; two brothers, Schuyler (Karen) of Englewood, Fla., and Steward (Doreen) of Mooers, N.Y., and North Port; five grandchildren, Andrew, Skylar, Justin, Coty and Duane Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors. Sterling was preceded in death by his parents, Merrill and Lida Bush; two sisters, Sylvia Spadaccini and Sharon Robinson; and a stepson, Jene Guynup.
Burial will be announced, and will be at Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota, Fla., with Military Honors.
Arrangements are by the Neptune Society.