Obituary: F. Geraldine Bushey


F. Geraldine “Geri” Bushey, 99, formerly of Arendtsville, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at SpiriTrust in Gettysburg.

She was born September 9, 1921 in Hamiltonban Township, Adams County, PA the daughter of the late S. Luther and Eva Taylor Baltzley. Her husband J. Charles Bushey died in 2008.

Geri was a member of Zion United Church of Christ in Arendtsville, PA. She was a 1939 graduate of Arendtsville Vocational High School and later graduated from Central Pennsylvania Business School in Harrisburg, PA. In the 1940’s she was employed at the Pennsylvania Department of Highway’s. Geri was a former member of the Arendtsville Fire Company Auxiliary, she was a Girl Scout leader and Sunday School Teacher at her church. But most of all she was very devoted to her family and those activities.

Mrs. Bushey is survived by a daughter, Ann Harvey and her husband Gordon of Gettysburg, PA, a son, Chris C. Bushey and his wife Deb of Gettysburg, PA, four grandchildren; Richard Harvey and his wife Shannon, Jill Bordatto and her husband Omar, Jenna Dillon and her husband Cortlin, David Bushey and his wife Melissa, four great grandchildren; Emma Harvey, Alison Harvey, Jacob Bordatto and Leah Bordatto. She was predeceased by three brothers; Fred Baltzley, Homer Baltzley, Ronald Baltzley and a sister, Janet Volland.

Due to the COVID pandemic funeral services will be private. A Celebration of Geri’s life will take place at a later date. Interment will be in the Greenmount Cemetery, Arendtsville, PA. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Zion UCC, 22 Gettysburg Street, Arendtsville, PA 17303.

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