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ASHLAND, OH 44805
Phone: 419-281-2566, 1-800-430-2566
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George Bush

George H.W. Bush

Thursday, June 12th, 1924 - Friday, November 30th, 2018
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George Bush, the 41st president of the United States and the father of the 43rd, who steered the nation through a tumultuous period in world affairs but was denied a second term after support for his presidency collapsed under the weight of an economic downturn and his seeming inattention to domestic affairs, died on Friday night at his home in Houston. He was 94.

His death, which was announced by his office, came less than eight months after that of his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush.

Mr. Bush had a form of Parkinson’s disease that forced him to use a wheelchair or motorized scooter in recent years, and he had been in and out of hospitals during that time as his health declined. In April, a day after attending Mrs. Bush’s funeral, he was treated for an infection that had spread to his blood. In 2013, he was in dire enough shape with bronchitis that former President George W. Bush, his son, solicited ideas for a eulogy.

But he proved resilient each time. In 2013 he told well-wishers, through an aide, to “put the harps back in the closet.”

Mr. Bush, a Republican, was a transitional figure in the White House, where he served from 1989 to 1993, capping a career of more than 40 years in public service. A decorated Navy pilot who was shot down in the Pacific in 1944, he was the last of the World War II generation to occupy the Oval Office.

Mr. Bush was a skilled bureaucratic and diplomatic player who, as president, helped end four decades of Cold War and the threat of nuclear engagement with a nuanced handling of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the liberation of Eastern Europe.

Yet for all his success in the international arena, his presidency faltered as voters seemed to perceive him as detached from their everyday lives. In an election that turned on the economy, they repudiated Mr. Bush in 1992 and chose a relatively little-known Democratic governor from Arkansas, Bill Clinton, a baby boomer, ushering in a generational shift in American leadership.

If Mr. Bush’s term helped close out one era abroad, it opened another. In January 1991 he assembled a global coalition to eject Iraqi invaders from Kuwait, sending hundreds of thousands of troops in a triumphant military campaign that to many Americans helped purge the ghosts of Vietnam.

But the victory also brought years of American preoccupation with Iraq, leading to the decision by George W. Bush in 2003 to topple the Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein.

Source The New York Times.
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  • First Visitation

    Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | 0
    When
    Monday, December 3rd, 2018 0
    Location
    United State Capitol rotudna
    Address
    1st Street SE
    Washington, DC
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    George H.W. Bush will lie in state from 5:00 p.m. Monday until 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
  • Funeral Services

    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 11:00am
    Location
    Washington National Cathedral
    Address
    3101 Wisconsin Avenue N.W.
    Washington, DC
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  • Interment

    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | 4:15pm
    When
    Thursday, December 6th, 2018 4:15pm
    Location
    Geroge HW Bush Presidential Library
    Address
    1000 George Bush Drive West
    College Station, Texas
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Jerry Shearer

Posted at 09:19am
To the family of the Late President George H. W. Bush. You have our Prayers. Your father lived a long and giving life but at any age parents are always missed. God Bless you now and always. Sincerely, Jerry & Jane Shearer
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Aleise Ruth

Posted at 09:23pm
One of my earliest memories as a child was holding a campaign sign during a visit to our town for Former President Bush. He was a great man who loved his country. My deepest condolences to his family and I thank them for his and their service to this country.
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Betty and Darla Whyel

Posted at 03:03pm
We are sorry for your loss. He was a great man and a great President. My God hold your family in his hands.
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Guy & Vicki Howman

Posted at 02:57pm
You have our deepest sympathy! God bless each of you!!
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Sharon Clark

Posted at 05:35pm
May you Rest in Peace. You deserve it for a life well lived. God Bless You!!!
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