Charles G. Busch

May 25, 1930 - November 1, 2017

U.S. Veteran

Service Date:

A Graveside Service will be held later in Pennsylvania.

Charles G. Busch, 87, of Ross Corner Road in Shapleigh, died peacefully with his daughter, Linda and son-in-law, David by his side, on November 1, 2017 in Biddeford. Charles had come to live with his daughter and family in 2005, where he received love and tender care.

Charles was born on May 25, 1930 in West Reading, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles F. and Josephine A. (Ostertag) Busch and was raised and educated in West Reading, PA.

Charles was proud to serve in the United States Air Force, serving from 1951 – 1955 and came to love the great state of Maine from his time at the Loring Air Force Base.

Charles met and married May Edith Stout and together raised two daughters, Linda and Sharon. Mr. Busch worked for the Glidden Paint Company for 33 years and May worked as a waitress. As a couple Charles and May were on a bowling league and Charles was thrilled when he bowled his first “734” after 38 years. They also looked forward to a night out square dancing with their friends. They both were officers at the American Legion Post # 0635 and members for over 37 years, in Shillington, PA. Charles was also a member of VFW Post # 15040 is Adamstown, PA.

Charles was a remarkable man in many ways; he lived with Parkinson’s since 1984 and continuously amazed his doctors with his ability to thrive with this debilitating disease. Charlie was known for his love of wearing T-Shirts with funny, thought provoking sayings or his favorite NASCAR driver.

Charles will be dearly missed by his family and has now entered into eternal rest.

He is lovingly survived by his two daughters, Linda Jo DeLapp and husband David of Shapleigh, ME and Sharon Ann McCutcheon and husband Roy of PA; his three grandchildren, Jason DeLapp of Baldwin, ME; Amber DeLapp of Shapleigh, ME and Justin Busch of PA; his five great-grandchildren, Jacob and Kiley Busch of PA and Colby, Carter and Camden DeLapp of Baldwin, ME.

Charles was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, May E. Busch and by three sisters, Katherine Donahue, Bertha Heckler and Josephine Herr.

A Graveside Service will be held later in Pennsylvania.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home, 47 Oak St., in Alfred, Maine is respectfully handling arrangements.


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