Homer C. Brush, 87, of Royal Oak, died Feb. 13, 2008, at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak. He was born June 24, 1920, in Raddle, Ill. Mr. Brush was a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves and served during World War II. He earned a master's degree from the University of Illinois and Wayne State University and received a Certificate of Completion from Cornell University. He taught high school and community college chemistry until 1957. He was then hired by the Chrysler Corporation, where he worked as a chemical engineer until 1983, when he became environmental engineering manager. Mr. Brush had a patent on drawing compound for metalworking and a Certificate of Merit for Chrysler Engineering. He was a member and past president of the Detroit branch of the American Electroplating Society and a Registered Professional Engineer in Michigan and Illinois. He was also a member of St. Columban Catholic Church in Birmingham. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling, golfing, home projects, photography and spending time with his family. Mr. Brush is survived by his son, Jim (Sandy) Brush; daughter, Marsha (Gary) Toth; grandchildren, Kristin Toth, Amanda (Dave) Bernard, Roxie Brush, Emily (Sebastian) Atar, James Brush and Michael Toth; great-grandson, Marcelo Atar; and brother, Melvin (Tillie) Brush. He was predeceased by his wife, Emma Mae; and brother, John Brush. Visitation, Friday, 3-9 p.m., and Friday evening rosary service will be at Lynch & Sons. Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road. Friends may visit at St. Columban Church, 1775 Melton, Birmingham, Saturday, 10 a.m. until the 10:30 funeral. Internment will be at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorial contributions may be made to Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, 9480 N. DeMazenod Drive, Belleville, IL 62223.
Published in The Daily Tribune on February 14, 2008.
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