Wilfred (Will/Wilkie) L. Bush CWO4 USN Retired 76, The Villages, FL formerly of Waddington, NY passed away 20 July 2021 at the Leesburg healthcare facility pursuing a fight with pulmonary fibrosis.
He is survived by his loving spouse of 37 years, Sandra (Troxell) Bush who was the adore of his daily life, daughter Paula Hewlett (Cliff), Malone, NY, son William (Sylvia) Bush, Fort Hood Texas, brother Gary (Ann) Bush, Madrid, NY, sister Marilyn (Roy) Hickok, Indiana, granddaughter Tori Payton (Chris), a excellent granddaughter, Ila Payton, grandsons Geon Bush and Chase Honahan, granddaughters Makenna, and Azalea Bush and his twin brothers widow, Judy Bush, Seminole FL.
He was preceded in loss of life by his father Emery G. Bush, mom Hildred C. (Gotham) Bush, twin brother William, brother, Robert, sister Mary Jane and son Geon Wilfred Bush.
He was born 21 September 1944 in Raymondville, NY and graduated from Madrid-Waddington Significant College in 1964.
He enlisted in the US Navy September 1965 setting up a vocation in the best-solution Cryptologic score that spanned 30 many years with broken assistance in among. He originally enlisted in the Navy September 1965 Serving till September 1970 obtaining the rank of E5. He again returned to the Navy April 1976 as an E4 advancing by way of the enlisted ranks to Chief Petty Officer (E7) 1983 and commissioned to Chief Warrant Officer CWO2 Oct 1984. Enlisted assignments involved Excellent Lakes, Pensacola, FL, Washington, DC, Adak, Alaska, NSGD Pearl Harbor, Hawaii in Direct Help Aboard Submarines with PACFLT deployments on USS SWORDFISH (SSN 579) and USS HAWKBILL (SSN 666) and NSGA San Vito Italy. Officer assignments NSA, Fort Meade, San Vito, Italy, Nationwide Protection Agency Fort Meade, MD, Division officer USS VALLEY FORGE (CG-50) wherever he experienced the distinction of currently being the very first at any time Cryptologic CWO assigned to a Pacific Fleet device to be designated as a Surface Warfare Officer, NTTC Pensacola, FL. Although at NTTC Pensacola, he was chosen NTTC Pensacola and Chief of Naval Technical Coaching 1992 Officer Teacher of the Calendar year. He assumed command as Commanding Officer, Protection Courier Support (DCS) Station San Diego CA August 1993. All through his tenure, DCS Station San Diego was picked as the Pacific Area 1994 and 1995 DCS Station of the Calendar year from 9 instructions and the 1995 DCS Station of the Yr from 32 instructions around the globe. His ultimate responsibility station was NETPDTC Pensacola.
A gifted speaker, he was requested to be visitor speaker and officiating officer at 24 retirements and Minimal Obligation Officer/Chief Warrant Officer commissioning ceremonies. He obtained several awards and decorations for exceptional general performance for the duration of his Navy profession in addition to the adhering to medals and ribbons. Defense Meritorious Services Medal (2), Meritorious Support Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy Commendation Medal (2), Joint Services Achievement Medal, Navy Accomplishment Medal (2), Joint Meritorious Device Award, Navy Meritorious Unit Award, Struggle Performance Ribbon, Navy Fantastic Conduct Medal (3), Navy Expeditionary Medal, Countrywide Protection Medal with bronze star, Armed Forces expeditionary Medal, Sea Support Ribbon and the Overseas Company Ribbon (2), Surface area Warfare Officer Pin and Commanding Officer Ashore Pin.
Immediately after military services retirement 2001, he worked as a governing administration contractor SAIC and CSC right until complete retirement Dec 2006.
He and Sandy marketed their dwelling in Pensacola, Fl place domestic merchandise in storage and took off living in their new motorhome touring during the United states acquiring fun and enjoyable. He and Sandy savored expending summer season months traveling in their motorhome spending time at the spouse and children campground in Waddington, NY and checking out spouse and children and good friends during the Eastern and Midwest State. He married the appreciate of his existence Sandra K. (Troxell) Bush whilst they had been equally stationed in San Vito Italy 19 August 1983.
He was a daily life time member of the VFW, the American Legion, DAV and AMVETS. He had the option to go to quite a few countries in the course of his life time which reinforced his belief that he lived in the most superb nation in the earth. He was observed for his landscape types and could turn any property into a see of beauty. A Do-it-yourself male, he was often helping good friend and neighbors no subject the dilemma.
On his road in the Villages he was acknowledged as the Mayor of Reedy Creek and his garage recognised as Bush Components.
For every his request there will be no viewing or providers.
A “celebration of life” will be hosted at a afterwards date