Robert D. Bush, Sr

Robert D. Bush, Sr. 74, passed away on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Born in Potsdam, NY on August 13, 1945, he was the son of John and Irene Bush.

Bob was a rural mail carrier for the Ballston Spa Post Office for 33 years retiring in 2000. After his retirement, he worked for the Village of Ballston Spa as a parking enforcer, crossing guard and wrote grants for the village.

Bob enjoyed wood working, gardening and working on home projects. He had a passion for old cars and liked to hunt and fish. His greatest joy was his grandchildren and he treasured the time he spent with them.

He was predeceased by his wife Margaret, and his siblings Francis, George, Tim and Bernie. Bob is survived by his children Karen LaBaff (Daryl) and Robert D. Bush, Jr.; grandchildren Ashley Manhey, Melissa Bush, Joshua Bush, Zachary LaBaff and Courtney LaBaff; great grandson Daniel; siblings Arnold Bush, Jerry Bush, Jack Bush, Marjorie Reed and Betty Munson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 10am Saturday, October 19 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in East Line Cemetery, Malta. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 18 from 4pm to 8pm at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Guest Book

Tammy Jo Reed Halbig

Reunited with the love of your life.
She was your best friend, soulmate, she was your wife.

You were loved by many, too many to count.
You touched lives that you knew nothing about.

You lived a long and happy life.
Surrounded by family and friends, there wasn't much strife.

I was born on your birthday. I was your gift that year. You will be missed my Uncle. I am shedding so many tears

For all the years that we could have been friends. We never got round to making amends.

I love you my dear Uncle your now in God's hands. Rest in peace my Uncle while I say my Amens ❤️

Ardella Hutchins

Bob was a great man. Always smiling. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.

Liz and Mike

I am so sorry for the family's loss. Sending love to you all. May you guys find peace within you at this time.


The Officers and Members of the Ballston Spa Police Benevolent Association expresses our condolences to the Bush Family. Rest in Peace Bob.

Ballston Spa Fire Department

Bob and Family, The Officer's and Members of the Ballston Spa Fire Department are thinking of you and are with you during your difficult time. Our heart felt condolences.


To the Bush family, the Officers and Members of the Saratoga County Fire Officer's Association wish to extend our condolences to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May fond memories help ease your pain. Rest in Peace Bob.

Rob Jazowski

Mr. Bush was far more than a neighborhood dad to me. He was one half of a dynamic duo who became an invaluable part of my adolescence. Bob and Marge taught me valuable life lessons and loved me as their own.

Michael France, President MacBoston 18 Truck

On Behalf of MacBoston 18 Truck our Deepest Sympathy and our Thoughts and Prayers are with the Bush Family …

Chris Martino

My condolences to you and your family

Eve & Tom Lansing

Bob's smiling face was the first one we met the day we moved into our house, way back in 1977. He told us his wife Margaret, would be up later that day to welcome us to the neighborhood. Sure enough a couple hours later, there was Marge with a basket of home grown tomatoes. There was never a better couple of neighbors or friends. They taught us what it was like to live in and be part of the truly loving and caring community of Ballston Spa. We loved and treasured you are both
and will sorely missed.

Karen, Bobby & Family, we are here for anything you need and you are all in our prayers.

Richard Gorman

My sympathy and prayers to Bob's family. He will be missed but remembered.

Brent Mersinger

Thinking of you brother

Holly Chrysler

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Our families prayers go out to all of you..God bless

Sheila Daley

So sorry for the loss of your beloved dad. I met him a few times when Bob and I were in college together, and I remember how wonderful he was. May he rest in paradise.

John Lee

Prayers going out to the family. He was a great guy.

Loretta Ghivizzani

Love and peace to y'all. I'm so sad. Uncle Bobby was a very funny and loving man and the world was a better place with him in it.

Theresa Blais

Ok don't know what to say There are not enough words

John Bush (Jamie)

Uncle Bob, I didn’t get to know you as much as I should have, and for that I apologize. I will treasure our talks, and words of encouragement. I also enjoyed your sense of humor, it was nice to find someone as warped as I am. Rest In Peace, I know you are happy and healthy again with Aunt Margaret.

Bob Conroy

Prayers love and strength from the Conroy family

Beth Sweet

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Patty Bowers

My sympathy and prayers to the whole Bush family.