James Edward Bush (age 80) of Mechanicsville, MD entered into eternal rest on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at Washington Hospital Center. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 6, from 10 am until Mass of Christian Burial 11 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 28297 Old Village Road in Mechanicsville, MD 20659. Interment Queen of Peace Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Medstar Unit at St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown, Maryland.James Edward Bush was born August 7, 1931 in Chaptico, MD to the late Mary K. Bush and Theodore R. Talbert.
Edward, as he was known, attended elementary and secondary schools in St. Mary’s County. Prior to completing his secondary education he began working for a State contractor trimming trees for electrical rights of way. Later, Edward went to work for the Department of Interior where he retired after 30 years of service.
In 1954 at the tender age of 23, he met and married his wife Mary A. Thompson of Charles County, MD. They lived a long, fun-filled, and happy life.
Edward had a sense of humor that was better than any comic. He always had some saying (that he made up) and stories that would keep you laughing long after he said it. He always had Arlene laughing.
Edward loved to cook. He was well known for his cabbage, scalloped potatoes and ribs. You didn’t invite him to something without him bring at least one of these. Ribs were his main item to bring to the family reunion.
Edward moved to Mechanicsville, MD in the late nineties and joined the Church of the Immaculate Conception where he remained a faithful member until his death.
Left to cherish his life are his wife, Mary A. Bush; his brothers William M. Talbert (Barbara)of Ft. Washington, MD, James R. Bush of Washington, DC, Thomas Talbert and Theodore Talbert, Jr. of New Jersey; a sister Alice Talbert; a step-sister Brenda Corely of Washington, DC; a niece Lisa M. Talbert of Van Nuys, CA, and a nephew Marc P. Talbert (Judy) of Waldorf, MD along with a host of relatives and friends.