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Thomas William Bushore memorial Friday

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Thomas William Bushore of Flushing, Michigan, passed away from cancer on February 6, 2012.

Tom was born March 7, 1946 in Gary, Indiana, to William and Emily (Beam) Bushore who preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife Peggy (Gondek), originally of Michigan City, and daughter Jessica of Beavercreek, Ohio.

Also surviving are siblings Stephen (Carol) Bushore of Chesterton, Robert (Peggy) Bushore of Hebron, and Mary Emily (Mike) Johnson of Pueblo, Colorado as well as several beloved nieces and nephews. Thomas also is survived by many loving relatives from his wifeís Gondek and Eikelberg families.

Thomas was a native of Chesterton, Indiana. He achieved a business degree from Purdue University where he met his wife, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He was employed by HI-LEX auto parts manufacturer and managed their Honda account as Honda Account Executive, a position in which he was known for his friendliness and personality by those he met across the globe.

Thomasí personal life centered around his love of family, his dog Eddie, and compassion for animals. His backyard is a wildlife menagerie of squirrels, birds, and rabbits. Thomasí greatest joy was his close relationship with his only daughter and their shared love of travel and adventure. His battle with cancer illustrated how well loved he was, through the amount of assistance his family received with meals, transportation, and support by his coworkers and Flushing neighbors. His family was humbled by the extensive correspondence and numerous personal visits that are a testament to his steadfast friendships.

The family asks that those desiring to honor Thomasí life support a charity of their choice.

Thomasís siblings will hold a memorial at Noon on Friday, February 10, 2012 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 638 North Calumet Road, Chesterton, Indiana, 46304. Services in Michigan are pending.

Updated information can be found on the Rossell Funeral Home of Flushing website at


Posted 2/8/2012