Jim Bush 71, former Syracuse resident and well-known tree surgeon, died Thursday. He was a graduate of Corcoran High School, and attended Fulton-Montgomery CC. He is predeceased by his wife of 25 years, Gerry, who’d passed in December. They lived in Savannah, NY, and spent winters in Florida.
Jim was an avid lifelong fisherman, and an artist and folksinger in his earlier days. He enjoyed his stint as a model for figure-drawing classes at Syracuse University, when he wasn’t clowning on campus, popping wheelies on Marshall Street. He was a character who will be fondly remembered.
He is predeceased by his parents, Bill and Lucille Bush, brother Bill, and survived by a sister, Patricia Cameron, step-son, Jim Kane, nieces Bonnie (Joe) Losurdo, Amiee (Brian Aust) Bush, Jada (Keith) Scali-Goulette, nephew Jesse Scali, eight grand-nieces and nephews, and his beloved dog, Gracie.
Services and a memorial celebration in his honor will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to donate to a charity of their choice.