|Birth: ||Feb. 10, 1895|
|Death: ||Jun. 8, 1963|
My Grampa Busic was the sweetest dispositioned man I've ever known. I heard him raise his voice only once. In my infancy, I called his home at 171 N. West Street, Westerville, Franklin Co., OH mine for a brief period. I spent weeks there in the summers and during holidays through my teen years. Grampa had been a farmer when he lived in Pickaway Co., OH. He had an extensive garden in Westerville. He grew corn, potatoes, green beans, lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, rhubarb, strawberries, raspberries, currants, grapes, apples and flowers.
Stanley W. Busic, Sr. worked as a carpenter at Otterbein College in Westerville during my lifetime. On summer days, when he returned home from work, he and I would don floppy old clothes for protection against the thorns, bees and mosquitoes and pick raspberries off the vines that grew just above the banks of Alum Creek, at the back of his garden. Whenever a bee stung me, he would spit tobacco on my wound. It was cool and quiet back by the creek under the shade of the trees that prospered there.
I was never a big fisherman, but I loved sitting quietly alone with just Grampa Busic in a rowboat on Alum Creek.
Sundays my family would go to church with Grampa and Gramma at the Presbyterian Church in Westerville. In the summer months we would frequently take flowers from the garden: snap dragons, gladiolas, irises. In the fall, we faithfully watched the Cleveland Browns football games on a 1952 console model Zenith TV in the Busic living room. Sundays also meant dinner around the massive round pedestal table in the dining room, with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. Or, in the summer, we'd set a table on the big screened front porch. There was always bountiful produce from the garden on the table, either fresh or canned.
There were massive old oak trees in the front yard where I would play with my cousins.
We never needed to plan a family reunion until after Grampa died, because we had one nearly every weekend.
After my family moved from Westerville to the Cincinnati area in 1953, we would always return to Westerville for Christmas. Before freeways, it was originally a four-hour drive through Lebanon, Xenia, Plain City and Dublin. Even if we didn't get out of school to make our trek before Christmas Eve, Grampa would wait for my sister and I to help decorate the tree in the dining room.
He died at age 68, of pneumonia, a complication of lying in bed with cancer. Hill Funeral Home in Westerville provided memorial services. Just a few days before he died, Stanley and Ruth celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at their home in Westerville with most of their family present. They had four sons (Ed, Bob, Dick, Stan), all now deceased and daughter Betty, still lives in Cincinnati.
-- Rob Sanders
John Edward Busic (1851 - 1939)
Ida Margaret Crownover Busic (1864 - 1923)
Eleanor Ruth Beale Busic (1896 - 1974)*
Edward E Busic (1914 - 1981)*
Robert David Busic (1915 - 1967)*
Richard Beale Busic (1917 - 1994)*
Betty Ruth Busic Sanders Calme (1928 - 2012)*
Stanley Warner Busic (1932 - 2004)*
Stanley W Busic (1895 - 1963)
Ruth Ellen Busic (1898 - 1899)*
Plot: L-8; Row-14; SP# 7
Maintained by: Rob Sanders
Originally Created by: Jean Quentmeyer
Record added: Sep 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42433116
My Maternal Grandfather.|
Added: Jun. 10, 2010
Rest in peace.|
Added: Oct. 30, 2009