Raymond Frederick Dush, 77, of Brookville died Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home.
Born Feb. 20, 1935, in Brady Township, Clearfield County, he was the son of the late Pirl and Ella (Bailor) Dush.Â
On August 7, 1960, he married Dorothy (Jean) McCracken at the Richardsville Baptist Church.Â
He had worked as a lumberman for his father, then a rig foreman for Philips Petroleum until he was injured in 1963.Â He returned to school and graduated from Clarion State College in 1968 and began a career with the Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation in DuBois, retiring with 30 years of service.Â He spent his retirement working on his dream and opened Irons n Woods golf course in the spring of 2000.Â He and his wife Jean ran it until 2006 when family health concerns resulted in its closure.Â The golf course remains a place for the family to gather to keep the strong family bond with reunions, campfires and informal gatherings.Â
He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, rarely missing any of their many high school or college sporting events.Â He and wife Jean traveled the country and the world making sure they were there for all the important moments of their children and grandchildrenâ€™s lives.Â They visited England for the birth of a grandchild, Florida to watch baseball games, and New Mexico and Texas for the graduation of children and grandchildren from their military endeavors.Â
In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Cris E. Dush and wife Traci, Rick L. Dush and friend Tracy, Cindy R. Hays and husband Jack, and Diane R. Buck and husband Dave; six grandchildren, Jason, Ryan, Kirk, Garrett, Bryan, Jamie, Zack and Kirsten; one granddaughter-in-law, Jettie; and a sister, Jan Solada (Sheridan).Â
Besides his parents, he was proceeded in death by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters, Clair Dush, Beulah Beam, Madge Gontero, Ted Dush, Jim Dush, Ethel Cogar, Arthur Dush, and infants Walter, Deloros Jean, and Gretta Dush.
A funeral service for Raymond Frederick Dush will be held on Thursday, April 26 at 1 p.m. at the McKinney Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Brookville, with Pastor Phil Conklin presiding.
Burial will take place at the Riggs Cemetery, Warsaw Twp., Jefferson County.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the McKinney Funeral Home. Â
Memorial donations may be made to the Rebecca M. Arthurs Library â€“ 223 Valley St. Brookville, Pa. 15825 where he spent many enjoyable hours in his retirement, or to the Brookville Church of God â€“ 201 Freedom Lane, Brookville, PA 15825.