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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
James Brush

   James R. Brush, 74, of Gladwin died Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007 in Gladwin after a short illness.

   He was born March 31, 1932 to Clifford and Eva (Burgess) Brush in Saginaw James was a supervisor at Colonial Gas in 1971, retiring in 1988, in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

   He was in the United States Air Force in 1950, and retired in 1970. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

   James lived in Gladwin County for four years, having previously resided in Charlevoix.

   On June 17, 2005, James married Diane McNally in Gladwin.

   He is survived by his wife, Diane Brush of Gladwin; two daughters, Barbara Brush and friend, Bea Swedlow of Ann Arbor, and Dawn (John) Schofield of Tacoma, Washington; grandchildren, Aurora St. Martin and Steven Diaz of Princeton, Texas, and Avery St. Martin of Tacoma, Washington; one great-grandchild, Chase Diaz of Princeton, Texas; four sisters, Bonnie Dietrich of Saginaw, Janet (Don) Emeott of Shields, Eva (Bruce) Pahl of Florida, and Viv Gaertner of Saginaw; two brothers, Jerry (Barbara) Brush of Gladwin, and Darrel Brush of California; Diane’s children and grandchildren – one son, Timothy (Mary) Heile of Sterling Heights; and two daughters, Ellen (Charles) Mathis of North Carolina, and Susan (Ted) Spencer of Colorado; and nine grandchildren James is predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Bill and Virgil Brush; and one sister, Betty Tehn.

   Memorial services were held Friday, Feb. 2, 2007 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin, with Fr. John Cotter officiating.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
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