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Alexander M. Carsky-Bush
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Birth: Jul. 27, 1989
Death: Mar. 3, 2009

Alexander M. Carsky-Bush of Horizon Dr., Saratoga Springs, died suddenly on Monday March 3, 2009 in Saratoga Springs. He was 19. Born on July 27, 1989, in Coral Springs, Fla., he was the son of Michael Bush and Christine Carsky of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Alexander was a 2007 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. He graduated with high honors and attended the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and SUNY Binghamton. Alexander enjoyed visiting the backstretch at the Saratoga Race Course for the early morning workouts. He was a sports enthusiast and especially enjoyed thoroughbred racing, skiing, running and baseball. He loved cars, laughing and running his lawn care business. He will be remembered by everyone who knew him for his gigantic sense of humor, sensitivity and inimitable style. In his short time here, he touched many lives and was a treasure to his family and friends. Survivors include his parents, Michael and Christine; a brother, Andrew Carsky-Bush; a sister, Cece Carsky-Bush; his paternal grandfather, Joseph J. Bush Jr.; paternal uncles, Joseph J. Bush III, Douglas P. Bush (Barbara), and Frank (Beth) Rosati; cousins, Rachael, Michael, Emily, Courtney and Caroline; maternal aunts, Monica Carsky (Bill) and Paula Carsky (Bill); and cousins, Christopher Kennedy and James, Zachary and Cara Rosado. Family and friends may call from 4-8 on Friday, March 6, 2009 at the New England Presbyterian Church, 24 Circular St., Saratoga Springs. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter on Broadway, Saratoga Springs, on Saturday March 7. Burial will be in Greenridge Cemetery, Saratoga Springs. Memorial donations can be made in his memory to BEST, Backstretch Employees Services Team (BEST), Adirondack Trust Co., c/o Linda Watter, 473 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Arrangements are under the direction of the Tunison Funeral Home, 105 Lake Ave., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
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Friends and school administrators say the death of Alexander Carsky-Bush, 19, Saratoga Springs, is a mystery to them.

The body of Carsky-Bush, of 23 Horizon Drive, was found Tuesday morning on a trail in Saratoga Spa State Park's dog park. He apparently died from a prescription medication overdose, according to a statement from Saratoga County District Attorney James Murphy.

Murphy said the cause will be listed as "pending toxicology results" until results from a blood test are available. The determination was made Wednesday following an autopsy by State Police forensic pathologist Michael Sikirica.

"The consensus has been all-around shock. I have spoken with many other of his friends and we all are completely baffled," his high school friend Christopher Berry said in an e-mail. He recalled Carsky-Bush as fun and well-rounded in academics and extracurricular activities.

Saratoga Springs High School Principal Frank Crowley remembered Carsky-Bush, a 2007 graduate, as a personable teen with consistently good grades. "He was a diligent, hard-working student," he said. Crowley said the teen led the community service-oriented Leo Club his senior year and participated in the school's champion mock trial team.

Berry said Carsky-Bush loved to play poker. "It was always a good time sitting down at a poker table with him," Berry said. "He was known for dropping one-liners."

Eyewitnesses at the park scene told the Times Union the body was covered in vomit. A woman walking two dogs found the body 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Carsky-Bush is survived by his parents, Michael Bush and Christine Carsky, and his two younger siblings, Andrew and Cece.

The one-time honor roll student quit his classes at Binghamton University after the spring 2008 semester, a university spokesman confirmed.

Berry said he heard from another friend Tuesday that Carsky-Bush planned to start a lawn care and landscaping business.

A darker image of the dead man emerged on the social network Web site Facebook, where comments hinted at a history of alcohol use.

Liz Grandjacquet, whose son was a friend of Carsky-Bush, said everyone was upset by the news of his death. "I never saw any problems with this boy," she said.

Greenridge Cemetery
Saratoga Springs
Saratoga County
New York, USA
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