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Dennis R. Bush Dennis R. Bush

Dennis R. Bush

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

master sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

Dennis R. Bush, 72, of Allentown, died Jan. 18, 2018, in St. Luke’s Hospice House. He was the beloved husband of Patricia I. (Seibert) Bush. They were married for 47 years. Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Howard and Eleanor (Masenheimer) Bush.

He was a master sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam conflict and served in the Secret Service for the Kennedy White House including security detail for JFK’s funeral procession.

He began his career as a chef in 1969 and retired as vice president from the Brass Rail Restaurant in 2016.

He is survived by his wife; children, Rusty Erney, Diana Erney, Keith Erney and Debra Gerow; brothers, John and Howard; sister, Elaine Naugle; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter.

Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.

Services are private at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were made by the Schantz Funeral Home, P.C., Emmaus.