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Roxanne Busch

October 8, 2017
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Roxanne Busch of Sugar Hill, NH, beloved daughter of now deceased Morris and Evelyn Busch of Newark , NJ, Farmingdale NJ and San Diego, CA, passed away on Sunday morning October 8 at the Lafayette Center Genesis Healthcare Rehab facility. She is survived by her brother Michael Busch of San Diego, California and his sons Evan Busch of Somerville MA, and Justin Busch of Irvine, CA, father of Rachel Busch, Roxanne’s grandniece. Roxanne is also survived by a number of close cousins and friends from around the country. Roxanne, known to many of her friends and relatives as Rox or Roxie, grew up in Newark, New Jersey and then attended Montclair State University with a major in History and minor in Physical Education. It was there that she started a 50 year friendship with Herb Bachman from Ocean Grove, NJ. After teaching at Rahway High School in Rahway, NJ, she went on to graduate studies, earning an MEd in Kinesiology at UNC-Greenboro. In 1966 she moved to Buffalo where she taught and coached tennis, bowling and fencing at State University College at Buffalo for 8 years and then later moved back to New Jersey where she was the fencing coach at TCNJ, Trenton, NJ. In 1977 she started 3 years of coursework for her EdD at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. It was at Temple that she went on to be a Teaching Assistant, Assistant Professor and then Academic Professional. She taught in the Kinesiology Department where she also recruited and advised students. Roxanne moved to Sugar Hill, NH in 1996 where she found a new sense of “home”, developed many close friends and became involved in many community activities. She also continued her work with Temple University until just a year ago, as their New England Regional Admissions Representative.

Roxanne was an avid sports fan, and had every sports station Direct TV could offer her in northern New Hampshire. She was also an avid reader, a collector of antiques, and a political devotee to the Democratic Party. Through her years living in Sugar Hill, besides her professional work for Temple University, she had experiences assisting at local businesses such as Harman Cheese and Country Store, Loon Mountain, and Dreaming Pig Antiques in Lincoln.

Roxanne was very much a “people person” who loved socializing with all those that she met in her local environment, in her many road trips around the country, and her travels through the years. She had a fun and enjoyable sense of humor, found particular value in the education process, and cherished the family and friends in her life. Her brother and many cousins will miss her very much as she served as the elder cousin who always reminded them of the stories and memories that bound them together as a family. Her family would like to acknowledge all her special friends in North Country, with particular thanks to Beth, Pam, and Ronnie, and Herb and Jim from Ocean Grove, NJ who were a significant support especially in the last months of Roxanne’s life.

There will be a “celebration of life” service planned in the spring of 2018 which will be announced in early 2018. Anyone interested in making donations in Roxanne’s name to any of the following would be appreciated: The Burch House, PO Box 965, Littleton, NH 03561, or North County Chamber Players (northcountrychamberplayers.org/product/donate/ ), PO Box 865, Franconia, NH 03580, or Second Chance Animal Rescue ( www.secondchancear.org/home/donate ), 1517 Meadow St. Littleton, NH 03561, or Forest Society ( forestsociety.org/trees-not-towers-defense-fund ), 54 Portsmouth St, Concord, NH 03301, specify, Trees Not Towers Defense Fund.Roxanne Busch of Sugar Hill, NH, beloved daughter of now deceased Morris and Evelyn Busch of Newark , NJ, Farmingdale NJ and San Diego, CA, passed away on Sunday morning October 8 at the Lafayette Center Genesis Healthcare Rehab facility. She is survived by her brother Michael Busch of San Diego, California and his sons Evan Busch of Somerville MA, and Justin Busch of Irvine, CA, father of Rachel Busch, Roxanne’s grandniece. Roxanne is also survived by a number of close cousins and friends from around the country. Roxanne, known to many of her friends and relatives as Rox or Roxie, grew up in Newark, New Jersey and then attended Montclair State University with a major in History and minor in Physical Education. It was there that she started a 50 year friendship with Herb Bachman from Ocean Grove, NJ. After teaching at Rahway High School in Rahway, NJ, she went on to graduate studies, earning an MEd in Kinesiology at UNC-Greenboro. In 1966 she moved to Buffalo where she taught and coached tennis, bowling and fencing at State University College at Buffalo for 8 years and then later moved back to New Jersey where she was the fencing coach at TCNJ, Trenton, NJ. In 1977 she started 3 years of coursework for her EdD at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. It was at Temple that she went on to be a Teaching Assistant, Assistant Professor and then Academic Professional. She taught in the Kinesiology Department where she also recruited and advised students. Roxanne moved to Sugar Hill, NH in 1996 where she found a new sense of “home”, developed many close friends and became involved in many community activities. She also continued her work with Temple University until just a year ago, as their New England Regional Admissions Representative.

Roxanne was an avid sports fan, and had every sports station Direct TV could offer her in northern New Hampshire. She was also an avid reader, a collector of antiques, and a political devotee to the Democratic Party. Through her years living in Sugar Hill, besides her professional work for Temple University, she had experiences assisting at local businesses such as Harman Cheese and Country Store, Loon Mountain, and Dreaming Pig Antiques in Lincoln.

Roxanne was very much a “people person” who loved socializing with all those that she met in her local environment, in her many road trips around the country, and her travels through the years. She had a fun and enjoyable sense of humor, found particular value in the education process, and cherished the family and friends in her life. Her brother and many cousins will miss her very much as she served as the elder cousin who always reminded them of the stories and memories that bound them together as a family. Her family would like to acknowledge all her special friends in North Country, with particular thanks to Beth, Pam, and Ronnie, and Herb and Jim from Ocean Grove, NJ who were a significant support especially in the last months of Roxanne’s life.

There will be a “celebration of life” service planned in the spring of 2018 which will be announced in early 2018. Anyone interested in making donations in Roxanne’s name to any of the following would be appreciated: The Burch House, PO Box 965, Littleton, NH 03561, or North County Chamber Players (northcountrychamberplayers.org/product/donate/ ), PO Box 865, Franconia, NH 03580, or Second Chance Animal Rescue ( www.secondchancear.org/home/donate ), 1517 Meadow St. Littleton, NH 03561, or Forest Society ( forestsociety.org/trees-not-towers-defense-fund ), 54 Portsmouth St, Concord, NH 03301, specify, Trees Not Towers Defense Fund.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Burch House
PO Box 965, Littleton NH 03561

Forest Society
54 Portsmouth St, Concord NH 03301
Web: http://forestsociety.org/trees-not-towers-defense-fund

North Country Chamber Players
PO Box 865, Franconia NH 03580
Web: http://northcountrychamberplayers.org/product/donate/

Second Chance Animal Rescue
1517 Meadow St, Littleton NH 03561
Tel: 1-603-259-3244
Web: http://www.secondchancear.org/home/donate



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