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“I'm so sorry for your loss he will be truly missed by all love and prayers to your family ”
1 of 53 | Posted by: Bonnie Doick - Sheffield Lake, OH

“All you have to do to realize what a great man John Busch was is meet his two sons. They are both outstanding servants to the Cleveland community...Read More »
2 of 53 | Posted by: Marilyn Gould - Nashville, TN

“Mr. Busch (never JB or John to me--respect) treated me as a son. Even in my shortcomings he was patient and always helped me learn from mistakes. ...Read More »
3 of 53 | Posted by: Jim Nowak - North Royalton, OH


4 of 53 | Posted by: Jim Nowak - STRONGSVILLE, OH

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. What accomplishments he achieved and the legacy he created. Just a fellow sailor wishing...Read More »
5 of 53 | Posted by: John Podojil - Acquaintance

“Peggy and I send our deepest condolences on the loss of Mr. Busch. He was a true gentleman with a big heart! God be with you, always! ”
6 of 53 | Posted by: Bill and Peggy Pierce - Phoenix, AZ

“Condolences to the family during this time of sadness and a thank you for the kindness and compassion your family gave ours when our parents- Marge &...Read More »
7 of 53 | Posted by: Kathy Fallon - Seven Hills, OH

“Our sympathies to the Busch family. Mr. Busch's legacy will continue to live on through each of you who he's given & provided so much. You'll all be...Read More »
8 of 53 | Posted by: Glen Danahey - Westlake, OH

“Deepest sympathy from the Youngs of Speed Exterminating. Knew John from JF Rhrodes, Old Brooklyn, OS Church and more. John has lived respected and...Read More »
9 of 53 | Posted by: John Young - Fairview Park, OH

“We were saddened to hear of John's passing. Our deepest condolences to the family. Todd has many fond memories of growing up with his Busch family...Read More »
10 of 53 | Posted by: Todd and Amy Miller - Hinckley, OH

“"Our sincerest condolences to the entire Busch family on John's passing! Our family recognized the love, strength of leadership and caring always...Read More »
11 of 53 | Posted by: Tom Roehl - Bay Village, OH

“Julie, Sam and I are so sorry for the loss of your dad. May the memories you shared comfort you during this time. We love you much. Sammie and...Read More »
12 of 53 | Posted by: Denise Eaddy - Cleveland, OH

“Mark, I am truly sorry for your loss. May happy memories of your father help you through this difficult time. You, Jennifer and family are in my...Read More »
13 of 53 | Posted by: Kate Pfaff - Westlake, OH

“John (JB) was very much a mentor as I began my career in funeral service. I remember his patience, strict expectation of professionalism and ethical...Read More »
14 of 53 | Posted by: Thomas Norris - North Syracuse, NY

“An amazing man with an amazing family! I had the privilege to work under and learn from him and his sons. I know it will be tough, because when the...Read More »
15 of 53 | Posted by: Michael Toth - Las Vegas, NV

“My condolences to the Busch family. I had lots of fun with John and Marcy years ago, and watched all the kids grow up. ”
16 of 53 | Posted by: Bill Odell - Lakewood, OH

“Jim, Julie, Mark & Catherine, l send my heartfelt condolences to you at this difficult moment, heavens wait for all of us to join him one day. Thank...Read More »
17 of 53 | Posted by: Abigail Boakye - Columbus, OH

“May God's loving presence comfort you,His perfect peace restore you,and His promise of eternal life sustain youduring this time of loss. ”
18 of 53 | Posted by: Patricia Jansma - Strongsville, OH

“Dear Mark and Jim, I send my heartfelt condolences to you at this sad time. You father exemplified the best in our profession and passed that...Read More »
19 of 53 | Posted by: Greg Hilgendorf - Scottsdale, AZ

“A Great man, from a great family, terrific role model for all us kids who grew up in Dogwood. God Bless. ”
20 of 53 | Posted by: JAMES KENNEY - MOULTON, AL

“Reading her father's obituary sheds some light on the wonderful person our friend and PEO sister, Catherine is. We know that you, Catherine and your...Read More »
21 of 53 | Posted by: Midge Rivers - Valparaiso, IN

“To the Busch family, and all who knew and loved John, we send our sincerest condolences.We are grateful for fond memories of family picnics and...Read More »
22 of 53 | Posted by: Lance Leupold - Edina, MN

“Julie I am sorry for your loss. In the time we spent together in MI I learned how special your father was to you and your family. ”
23 of 53 | Posted by: Elaine Pontillo - Friend

“So sorry to see the news of Mr. Busch's passing. What a wonderful family and family-owned funeral home. Our sympathies to Jim and Mark and the...Read More »
24 of 53 | Posted by: David Cox - Muncie, IN - Friend

“Jim , Mark, Catherine and Julie. So sorry to hear about your dad. He was one of our favorite people. We will never forget the wonderful memories...Read More »
25 of 53 | Posted by: John and Claudia Kepner - NC

“Mark & Jim, I am so very sorry for your loss of your dad. I thought he was awesome! I loved your mom too:) I'll always treasure my memory of having...Read More »
26 of 53 | Posted by: hatch bailey - Waco, TX - Friend

“Jim, Mark and family we send our prayers and heartfelt support at this time of passing to one of the founders of modern funeral service. He was a...Read More »
27 of 53 | Posted by: Randy Bunker - Mesa, AZ

“In KIWANIS you make life long friends. There was no better friend to me than John Busch. In a friendly way, he tried to make our meetings a truly...Read More »
28 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“During my employment at the Funeral Home I came to appreciate the Professionalism of John and the Kindness of Marcy. The longer I worked with him...Read More »
29 of 53 | Posted by: Bob Carpenter - Ft Myers, FL

“Jim, Mark, Catherine and Julie, Our deepest sympathies on the death of your beloved father. Your parents are now together again in heaven, May you...Read More »
30 of 53 | Posted by: Carole Kmetz - Marblehead, OH

“To the Busch family, I want to extend my deepest sympathies in the passing of our dear Past Commodore. I always enjoyed talking with him when he came...Read More »
31 of 53 | Posted by: Diana Dunaway - Parma Heights, OH

“My condolences to the Busch family! I was so very sorry to hear of John's passing! He along with Marcy were two of the nicest people I've ever known!...Read More »
32 of 53 | Posted by: P/C Jack Berry - Rocky River

“My first time meeting Mr John was at NSM. It is always a privilege to for me to listen and learn from leaders in the industry. Mark and Jim, We...Read More »
33 of 53 | Posted by: Boyd and Denise Mothe - LA

“We were so sorry to hear about John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jim, Mark and families. Your friends in Dayton at Baker-Hazel &...Read More »
34 of 53 | Posted by: Rick Snider - Dayton, OH

“Deepest sympathy...Respectfully, John Vrsansky, Jr. ”
35 of 53 | Posted by: John Vrsansky - Avon Lake, OH

“Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your dad. May your family be comforted during this time. Chuck and Nancy Snyder, Ken and Paige Bucholz, and Bob...Read More »
36 of 53 | Posted by: Nancy Snyder - Corry, PA

“John was a wonderful man and together with Marcy, was a dear friend to our family, particularly to my mom. Our lives have been truly enriched by...Read More »
37 of 53 | Posted by: Craig Astler - Westlake, OH

“Our sympathy to the entire Busch family on the loss of your father. ”
38 of 53 | Posted by: Margaret and John Dascoli - OH

“Big John was larger than life in many ways. As a funeral director, he came into people's lives during their most tender times to help them cope and...Read More »
39 of 53 | Posted by: John Horan - Dwnver, CO - Friend

“Thinking of you in your time of loss. May the lessons your father gave you last a lifetime, and may you always feel his spirit nearby. ”
40 of 53 | Posted by: Paola Shook - strongsville, OH

“To our friends the Busch Family-our family has been blessed with the wonderful and fun friendship of your father (and Marcy) since we moved to...Read More »
41 of 53 | Posted by: Meg Meakin - Friend

“Kathrine and family ,Knowing you ..and what a wonderful woman and friend you are .We send you our prayers and thoughts at this time of loss and...Read More »
42 of 53 | Posted by: Lynn Rollins - Akron, OH - Friend

“Everyone in our family loved "Papa Busch". He was a true gentleman, dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He was always thinking of others...Read More »
43 of 53 | Posted by: Lee & Nicole Stacey - Avon Lake, OH

“With fond remembrance of the good times we shared over a period of so many years. You were a true and well respected friend. We will miss you as...Read More »
44 of 53 | Posted by: Allan Goellner - Strongsville, OH

“Dear Mark, Jim & family, what sad news of your father's death. Such an enormous loss. I am one of many who will come from far and wide to extol the...Read More »
45 of 53 | Posted by: Mark Higgins - Durham, NC

“To both Jim and Mark, I am so sorry to read about your dad's passing. My sincere condolences to all your family as I hold you all in prayer. ”
46 of 53 | Posted by: Joan Billman - Ashtabula, OH

“We have admired the man John was over the years for his love of God, the church, his family, the military, and his country. God is saying...Well done...Read More »
47 of 53 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to the entire Busch family on the loss of John. What a wonderful and inspiring man. He has left a tremendous legacy. ”
48 of 53 | Posted by: Amy Hunt - McHenry, IL

“Hi Mark, Did not know your father, but have met you at Metro General at several conferences. Please accept my condolences. Dave Anthony Anthony...Read More »
49 of 53 | Posted by: David Anthony Anthony - Akron, OH

“On behalf of all of your friends at Flanner Buchanan in Indianapolis, I send the warmest regards to the Busch family. ”
50 of 53 | Posted by: Bruce Buchanan - Indianapolis, IN

“Your Dad & Mom were such loving and kind people. I always enjoyed talking with them at the Annual conventions. Our Christian Sympathy, Don & Maria...Read More »
51 of 53 | Posted by: DONALD VAN ORSDEL - CORAL GABLES, FL

“John and I spent many hours chasing snappers together. We even celebrated our catches on occasion around 5:30 PM. I knew him to be a good friend,...Read More »
52 of 53 | Posted by: Cookie Rice - SPRINGFIELD, MO

“Honored to have known and been guided by John. His voice will always be heard in the hearts of those he cared for both personally and professionally....Read More »
53 of 53 | Posted by: Cathy Nichols - Bay Village, OH


JOHN MARX BUSCH of Avon Lake, OH died February 23, 2020 at the age of 87. A third generation funeral director, he was the former owner and operator of Busch Funeral Homes. He was a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and was the second generation to serve as secretary/treasurer of the Selected Independent Funeral Homes (NMS).