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Richard Lee "Rich" Busby
July 6, 1936 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Richard L. Busby, 87, of Canton, passed away peacefully, early Sunday morning, October 29, 2023. Born in Jewett, Ohio, July 6, 1936, a son to the late Duane and Nellie (Kuhn) Busby, Rich graduated from Jewett High School with the Class of 1954. A gifted natural athlete and a dauntless competitor, he excelled at all sports during his high school days and even into adulthood before becoming an ardent student of the game of golf. A faithful member of Central Presbyterian Church in Massillon, Rich was a member of the choir for several years. He retired from The Timken Company in 1990, following thirty-four years of dedicated service. He also spent a number of years following his retirement working as a funeral assistant with Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home. Fondly remembered as a kind and generous gentle man, Rich was a devoted husband, a loving and supportive dad, grandpa and great-grandpa, and a loyal friend. He treasured his family and the time they spent together. He was also deeply involved in Freemasonry with memberships that included Clinton Lodge #47 F&AM, Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, and Tadmor Shrine of Akron. Other memberships included the McKinley F.O.E.
Predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Gloria W. (Wilson) Busby; and brothers, Gary and Dwight Busby; Rich is survived by his wife, Nancy L. (Steiner) Busby, of the home; his son, Jeffrey (Melanie) Busby, of Massillon; grandchildren, Greg (Kait) Busby, of Louisville, Ohio, and Adrienne (Rance) Robenstine, of Aurora, Ohio; great-grandchildren, Rowen, Everhett, and Ashtyn; and his brother, Ronnie (Marianne) Busby, of New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Also surviving are three step-daughters, four step-grandchildren, and four step-great-grandchildren.
Private arrangements have been entrusted to Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Massillon. Your memories and condolences are always welcome and may be added to his on-line guestbook.