Collins E. “Bush” Bushnell, Jr., 89, of Lititz, PA, passed away on Monday, January 25, 2016 at Moravian Manor. He was the loving husband of Helen M. (Zouglas) Bushnell to whom he was married to for 68 years. He was the son of the late Collins E., Sr. and Mary L. (Gideon) Bushnell.
Born in St. Louis, MO, Collins received his Bachelors of Science Degree from Washington University in St. Louis, MO and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity.
He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.
A life-long scholar, his career was spent at Armstrong World Industries in research and development where he holds patents in insulation and roofing products. He was unit manager of Building Products and Research. As a research associate he presided over many other related fields, eventually retiring after 43 years of service.
In his spare time, he enjoyed opera, good jazz music, dining with friends, playing computer games and bridge, working with fractals and yearly Thanksgiving vacations in Carmel, CA and Los Angeles.
In addition to his wife Helen, he is survived by two sons; Todd Bushnell (husband of Sigrid) and Tedd Bushnell; a granddaughter Monica Sharp (wife of Chad) and a grandson Rich Green (husband of Emma); 4 great-grandchildren, Will, Anna, and Lily Sharp and Heather Green; and a sister-in-law Suzanne. He was preceded in death by a brother Robert Bushnell
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Memorial Gathering in the Chapel at Moravian Manor, 300 W. Lemon St., Lititz, PA 17543, on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM. The family will receive friends at the chapel from 10:30 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation, 7151 N Main St., #2, Village of Clarkston, MI 48346. To leave an online condolence for the family please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com