Clarence E. Bushnell
unknown - April 29, 2012
Clarence E. “Kan” Bushnell, 88, of Camillus, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at McHarrie Place in Baldwinsville. Born in Solvay on Sunday, April 6, 1924, he was the son of Ernest J. Bushnell and Louise Mary Gettman Bushnell. Kan proudly served his country in WWII, marching ashore at Omaha Beach with the second Infantry on June 7, 1944. After participating in the D-Day invasion, he and the second Infantry continued through France and Belgium, entering Germany on Oct. 3, 1944. He received two Purple Hearts for his service.
After the war, Kan graduated from Syracuse University and married the love of his life, Doris Duprey, on August 6, 1945. They lived in Camillus for more than 60 years. An engineer for Robson & Woese, Kan retired in 1989 after 35 years of service. He enjoyed playing bridge and spending many winter months in Myrtle Beach. An avid golfer, he was a member of Tuscarora Golf Club for 51 years. Kan was a proud, caring and determined man, as well as a devoted husband, father and grandfather.
Surviving are his wife, Doris; daughter and son-in-law, Dorinda and Ted Raby of Baldwinsville; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Naoko Bushnell of Kanazawa, Japan, and Dave and Patty Bushnell of Onondaga Hill; grandchildren, Jason, Jillian, David and Ian Bushnell and Christopher Raby; and brother, George Bushnell of Eastwood.
The family wishes to thank the staffs of McHarrie Life and Silver Fox Senior Social Club, and Yolanda Fero for their compassionate care for Kan.
There were no calling hours. A celebration of Kan’s life was held Saturday, May 5, at McHarrie Place at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Onondaga County Veterans Memorial Cemetery at a later date. Arrangements were by the Buranich Funeral Home, Camillus. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Kan’s memory to the Alzheimer's Association of Central New York, 441 West Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, NY 13204.
Dad, we will miss you, we love you, and you will always be in our hearts.
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