It is with great sadness we report the death of John Buss who passed away at the Conquest Hospital on 13 August. John was born on 25 November 1947 and lived in Military Road. He attended the Rye schools and was a very popular pupil.
He became an apprentice bricklayer to Vidler & Wells on leaving school and took his City and Guilds at Hastings College.
John became a member of the Ellis Bros. work force then was employed by Runquist of Rye at Wish Ward before starting his own building business which he ran for 26 years, becoming a well known personality around the town. He was a committee member of the Rye Branch of the British Legion and the Rye Allotments Society and a long time member of Rye Bonfire Boys.
John married Marion Gorham from Stone in 1972, they celebrated their Silver Wedding in 1997.
His passing, at the age of 56, leaves a gap in the community of old Ryers that cannot be filled. All at “Rye’s Own” send their sympathies to Marion and family.
“Rye’s New” October 2004
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