Family, players, coaches and friends reflect on life of Harry Bush.
The family and friends of Harry Bush, former Ridge High School teacher and football coach, gathered Saturday afternoon at the Olde Mill Inn to remember the man they knew and loved. Bush, who was a teacher and coach at Ridge from 1965 to 1988, died last month at the age of 87. The speakers on Saturday included Bush's children, teachers and coaches, and a few players. There was a strong expression of love, respect and the knowing that they were better for having had him in their lives. "Coach Bush was a highly regarded football coach and teacher at Ridge," Ridge Athletic Director Rich Shello said prior to the event. "He was known as an offensive innovator and is credited for having developed a quality program over many years at Ridge in the …
Daughter seeks memories of Harry Bush, a longtime Ridge teacher and coach, who died at 87.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
A reception to honor and remember a Ridge High School teacher and football coach for 23 years who died last week is planned at the Olde Mill Inn on Saturday, June 30. Harry Bush, who was a teacher and football coach at Ridge from 1965 to 1988, died at his home in Berlin, Md. at the age of 87. "We will be holding a gathering to celebrate his life, where family, friends, former students, players and colleagues are welcome to come share or listen to fond memories of Harry," said his daughter, Laura Bush. The reception is scheduled to be held June 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Grain House Restaurant at the Olde Mill Inn, 225 Route 202, Basking Ridge. Charles Harry Bush, a well-known resident of Basking Ridge for 45 years, died on June 13 …