Deaths of Note

Published on April 14th, 2015 |


Founding Buckhead Condo Alliance VP, Robert Bush, dies

Buckhead resident Robert Morris Bush, who was the first vice president and a founding board member of the year-old Buckhead Condo Alliance, died Friday, April 10, at the age of 71. He died of complications of metastatic melanoma.

Bush actively met with a small group of organizers of the alliance of Buckhead condominium buildings for a couple of years ultimately helping to officially organize the BCA in the spring of 2014.

Robert Bush

Robert Bush

The organization has since grown to some 14 condo building members, representing about 2,000 residences.

He graduated from Thomasville (GA) High School in 1961, and received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1967. He attended the Attingham Summer School in 1967 in Shropshire, England, which remained an important artistic connection.

Following his service as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Engineering Division from 1967 to 1971, Bush worked for Thomas Stanley, Architect in Savannah, GA, and then worked as a single practitioner winning a number of AIA awards for design and historic preservation.

He directed the Interior Design Department of Perkins + Will in Atlanta in 1987 and then established a Designer Showroom and import business at the Atlanta Design Center. He also worked in the hospitality industry with Marriott International and InterContinental Hotels Group.
Bush retired as the vice president/director of interior design for PageSoutherlandPage in Washington, DC.

Bush was a member of the Confrerie des Diamants Noirs (Fraternity of the Black Truffles), which celebrates the cultivation of black truffles in France with a mass in Richerenches, L’Enclave des Papes every January.

Mr. Bush is survived by his wife of 42 years, Carolyn Jorgensen Bush. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Emily (Marion) Bush, Thomasville, Georgia; Maren J. (Alan) Hicks, San Francisco, California; and Anna J. (Hays) Mershon, Atlanta, Georgia.

A memorial service will be held at two o’clock, P.M. on Thursday, April16, at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip, in Buckhead, across the street from where he lived at the Carlyle condominiums.

Remembrances may be made to American Friends of Attingham, 475 Park Avenue South, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10016,; or to The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd., NW, Atlanta, GA 30305,

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