John Joseph Busher Jr.

January 3, 1945June 8, 2021

John Joseph Busher, Jr., 76 of Kent, Ohio passed away at UH Portage Medical Center on June 8, 2021 due to complications from diabetes. John was born in Ravenna, Ohio on January 3, 1945 to parents John and Mary (Caniglia) Busher (both deceased). He attended Immaculate Conception grade school and graduated from Ravenna High School in 1963. His high school classmates may recall his caricature drawings of the Tatler staff in the yearbook. He attended Kent State University from 1963 – 1966 where he studied commercial art. He then served in the US Army for four years stationed in Texas and Fairbanks, Alaska.

Returning to the Kent area, John attended floral design school and became a designer at The Side Door in Hudson, Ohio where he used his innate artistic ability creating arrangements for many events. He also had the good fortune to work with his wonderful aunt and cousins for 35 years until his retirement.

John was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn and his nephew, Teddy. He is survived by his sisters Janice Busher and Kathleen Trammel, Kent; his brother, Mark Busher, Ravenna; nephews Barry Busher, Ravenna; Danny (Rose) Trammel, Cuyahoga Falls; Mark (Dea) Busher, Jr. Chattanooga, TN., nieces Lisa (George) Farah, Chagrin Falls; and Amy (Justin) Mace, Chattanooga, TN; and last, but not least, three great nephews and four great nieces.

Cremation has taken place and a Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date, TBA. Condolences and memories may be shared at Donations in John’s memory may be made to The Animal Protective League of Portage County or The American Diabetes Association.


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Debbie (Stamm) Porter

June 13, 2021

Janice and family I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. May he rest in peace. Prayers for the family.

Pat Santos

June 13, 2021

To a dear friend for over 45 years that we shared such a wonderful friendship! John you are truly going to be missed! I’m so thankful we talked not that long ago and had so many laughs ! One that I will always cherish ! I still have your arrangements that you made for me and every time I put one out I will think of you ! RIP JOHN