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Richard (Rich, Dick) Melvin Tush

DATE OF DEATH:Saturday, April 22, 2017AGE: 

Richard (Rich, Dick) Melvin Tush born Pittsburgh, Pa on 10/1/1936 passed away peacefully in his sleep on 4/22/2017 shortly after moving from Show Low, AZ to Hollister, CA

A celebration of life held at 2:00pm, Saturday, May 6 at 301 McMahon Road, Hollister, Ca.

Rich graduated from Oliver High School in Pittsburgh, PA. After HS he joined and served from 1955-1960 in the US Air Force where he was stationed in France. In 1962 Rich was appointed to San Jose Police Department and became a Motorcycle Officer until he retired in 1988. He was an active member of the Municipal Motor Cycle Officers (MMOC) where he served as president 1978, 1982 and 1992. Still, after retiring, he purchased his own Harley Davidson and never gave up the ride until he was physically not able to any longer. Also after retiring, he started his own private investigations company and ran it for several years until he decided to move South West to Show Low, AZ where he spent over the last 22 years of his life. In Show Low he was an active member of the MMAA and Governor of the Moose Lodge in Show Low, AZ. Rich loved riding the roads on his Harley and he also enjoyed big get-togethers and barbeques, any reason to have a BBQ was a good reason. He was the King of playing cribbage, those who dared played against him would have to stay on their toes!

Rich is survived by his 3 daughters, Kimberly Tush of San Jose, CA, Shelley Carol Tush (Chris) Gerber of San Marcos, TX and Stacy Laura Tush (Joe) Jenkins of Hollister, CA; grandchildren Kevin (Kristin), Nicole (DJ), Ashley, Brittany (Anthony), Melissa, Kaylene and Joey and great grandchildren Kaylee, Kole, Kynsley and Kandis.