of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Detroit and Taylor, MI, age 77, died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his home. He was born November 15, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Walter & Eleanore (Wojcik) Kush.

Bob started a successful Downriver printing company with his brothers, where he worked for over 30 years. He was an avid fisherman and bowler, and he bowled a perfect “300" game at the age of 72 at Chelsea Lanes. Bob loved gardening and flower photography.

On November 16, 1963, he married Nancy Nowak in Detroit, and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters, Dawn (Mike) LeBlanc of Gregory, Jennifer (Aaron) Enzer of Manchester; two sons, Douglas (Brenda) Kush of Naperville, IL, Jeffrey (Melissa) Kush of McKinney, TX; a brother, Donald Kush; and 9 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Conrad and John Kush; and a sister, Nancy Neumann.

A luncheon to celebrate Bob's life will be held at Weber's (3050 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103) from 11:00-2:00 on Saturday, November 25.  Celebratory remarks will start at 11:30 with lunch to follow. Please notify the family at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan on attending.  All whose life he touched are welcome. Burial will be at Ft. Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea District Library, Michigan Public Radio, or St. Joseph Mercy Hospice. Arrangements by Cole Funeral Chapel.

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#12 Kim Robinson 2017-11-25 12:42
My thoughts and love for all of the Kush family. Mr. Kush will be greatly missed.
#11 Barb McMichael 2017-11-24 00:40
Our sympathies go out to the Kush family at this sad time. Bob was a very nice gentleman who will be missed by many. From the McMichael family, we are so sorry.
#10 James Kipp 2017-11-22 14:11
My deepest condolences to the Kush family. I really enjoyed getting to visit with Bob when he came to Texas to visit Jeff and Melissa. He was a good man.
#9 The Horn Family 2017-11-21 12:27
Our love and thoughts to Nancy and the whole Kush family. Bob welcomed our stray family into his own, became a grandfather figure to our son, and warmed our hearts and lives. God speed.
#8 Debby Handler 2017-11-20 18:29
Dawn, so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Debby
#7 Sanville Family 2017-11-17 11:04
Our thoughts of peace, love, light are with the whole Kush family. So sorry for your loss. Such a good Man.
Rest in Peace Bob.
#6 Lisa Matovic 2017-11-15 13:58
Whenever I think of Bob Kush I think of how he loved knowledge. He was interested in talking about any subject! I have always enjoyed seeing the Kush's at any gathering... and there were a lot of gatherings over the 40 years! As Jeff said to me the other day... It is truly a blessing for our parents to have such a wonderful friendship for that long! I am so thankful for their friendship and kindness. With love and sympathy, The Matovics
#5 Kathy Freyre 2017-11-14 18:18
Blacky and I are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and praying that you find comfort. Black and Kathy Freyre
#4 John Voell 2017-11-14 08:31
The world just isn't the same anymore when great men like Bob Kush leave us. Bob was the person who welcomed me the most my first year bowling on a team with him Monday nights at Chelsea Lanes. He was always kind and talked with me, making me feel welcomed and at home since I didn't know anyone there at all. I will miss his friendly smile and warm presence as I know all the guys in the league will too. Peace, Prayers, Love and Light to him and his family.
#3 Sandy Grzybek 2017-11-14 00:01
Thankful to have known one of the kindest, most generous, thoughtful and loving of men out there for most of my life! Lifting you all up in prayers of peace now! In sympathy and love, Sandy Grzybek and Family

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