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Sylvia Rae Bush  

Sylvia Rae Bush

August 5, 1920 – January 13, 2017


Sylvia Rae Bush, age 96, of Wilmington, DE, and formerly of San Francisco, CA, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017.

A California native until age 92, Sylvia was born in San Francisco on August 5, 1920, and was the daughter of the late Harry Raymond and Ellen (Rudkin) Abrahams. She made her career as a school secretary, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her husband, Harold DeLury Bush; brothers, Walter Bailey and Reese Drennan-Bailey; and granddaughter, Susan Roberta Minnehan. She is survived by her daughters, Harrie Ellen Minnehan (Robert) of Newark and Toni Jean Ramirez of Sierra Vista, AZ; sister, Charlotte McCluskey of Aurora, CO; grandchildren, Cristina Ramirez Fanoua and Caroline Robin Minnehan; and great grandchildren, Stony Ramirez, Kaya Blake and Ryan Robin Minnehan.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff of Ivy Gables Assisted Living Center for the excellent care provided to Sylvia.

UPDATED:  A memorial service will be held at 11:30 am on Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Deerfield Golf and Country Club, 507 Thompson Station Road in Newark. A luncheon will follow.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

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