Edward V. Bush ’67 died on August 8, 2009, while sailing in the Monhegan Race off the Maine coast.
He was born on August 21, 1944, in Boston and prepared for college at the Belmont Hill School in Massachusetts and the Tilton School in New Hampshire. After graduating from Bowdoin, where he was a member of Alpha Delta Phi and R.O.T.C., he went on to earn an master’ degree in business administration from Boston College. He was stationed in Germany as a captain in the Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as an administrator for Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He also owned ADC Inc., in Braintree, Mass., and Marine Design in Bourne, Mass., and worked as a small business consultant. In 2006, he retired to Harpswell, where he served as a volunteer at the Harpswell Neck Fire and Rescue and as the harbormaster of High Head Yacht Club. He was a Mayflower descendent with deep family ties to both the Cape Cod and Bethel areas. He volunteered at the Bethel Historical Society and was president of the Middle Intervale Meeting House there. In addition to being an avid sailor, he enjoyed skiing and fishing and was a voracious reader. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cynthia Rzeczkowski Bush.