Hot!We have lost a great Friend and Roadfooder, BUSHIE has passed away.

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Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
2013/11/01 12:47:19
I do not know any of the details but I was informed that Bushie passed away today.  I just talked with him two weeks ago and he was hoping to get better but I believed his issue was not good.  He will be very much sorely missed by his friends.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
post edited by mayor al - 2013/11/01 16:45:31
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 12:48:40
I received the news just minutes ago that our friend and long-term Roadfood supporter Mark Rodebush (BUSHIE) has passed away.  I know no details other than he has been down with a long-term affliction for some time.
 
I know I speak for many of you when I say he was a Great Guy, and a champion among the Glee-Club Roadfooder group.  I am really sad that I won't share more time with him. He was a true friend and I miss him terribly already.

2009 with his daughter Cassie 
 
2004 the original Glee Club meeting

 
 
    Nashville 2012

    With Janet at  Kreuz Market 2008 (I think)

mar52
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 12:56:25
So sorry to hear this.  I never got to meet Bushie but from what I've read he was a wonderful man and friend.
 
RIP, Bushie.  Condolences to all Bushie's friends and family.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 12:58:50
It's hard to type when you're crying.  Bushie and I have been friends for a long time.  I miss him already too.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 13:15:00
I looked at his facebook page earlier today and couldn't believe what I was reading.
I'm beyond words and I'm in total disbelief.
I'm so glad I got to know Bushie over the last 10 years or so and I'll cherish the opportunities that I had meeting him, most recently a year and a half ago as we shared a day as he showed me  around the Northern Fringes of Austin TX .
 
I will miss him.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 13:29:01
He was one of the good guys and will be sorely missed.
ChiTownDiner
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 13:32:35
So sorry to hear...he was the ultimate gentleman and I enjoyed the time I spent breaking bread and just hanging out!  So surprised as his recent picture looked so good!  Will keep him and his loved ones in my thoughts and prayers! 
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 13:38:38
Thanks for the pictures Al.
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 13:57:29
I'm so sad to hear about the passing of Mark. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. My deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and those who met and followed him on Roadfood.
Mark Reitman
easydoesit
Double Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 14:50:19
What a very good tribute, mayor al.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 14:57:17
It's hard to believe he's gone. He was a wonderful guy . He texted Lisa just a few days ago telling her he was getting better.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 14:58:08
Poverty Pete called me and then I called Al,  He had just heard from Lisa.  I have talked with Bushie several times over the last several months.  He was having a very tough time.  He has been hospitalized since April and was depressed over his health and his job.  He had talked with Roz regarding his health.  As far as I know, his issue was not diagnosed.  I advised him to change hospitals and MD's PDQ.  I think he was considering it.
 
Bushie has visited with me in Knoxville and we took a trip on my boat and traveled to the Smokies.  I also visited with him in Austin several times.
 
He was a friend and I will certainly miss him.
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN  
tiki
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 15:04:47
This is really tough--Bushie was the best--a class act all the way. RIP friend--you will be missed
 
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 15:11:42
I texted/talked to him every week since he was in the hospital.  I was SO looking forward to seeing him again at the Glee Club meeting. 
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 15:16:10
This is really sad. Bushie was not only a fixture here but an interesting and personable poster. he will be dearly missed. R.I.P., Bushie.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Bushie Passed Away 2013/11/01 15:16:56
R.I.P., Bushie. You will be missed.
Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 15:23:36
Man, this is sad. I only knew him like I know most of you here, through Roadfood, but he was a good guy, always quick with the wit. I'll miss him.
Ralph Melton
Double Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 15:39:24
Man, I'm so sorry to hear this. I met him only once, but would have liked to know him better.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 15:59:32
And when you met him you did him a great service. He never forgot it.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 16:03:43
I will add more photos as I find them
2004 with Poverty Pete and me at Moonlite BBQ, Owensboro, KY
 

 
Bourbon Tour (+ Margaritas) 2005
 
 
 
At Kreuz Market, Lockhart with Wandering Jew and TTM, These three set the fshion trend for the Glee Club's annual meet-n-eat.

 
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mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 16:16:05
Trudyn and I are heartbroken. Bushie was a good friend who took me to 3 or 4 wonderful places in Austin and was a boon companion and friend. He loved to playfully tweak me as an Oregon left wing liberal and i love to tweak him playfully  as  right wing wing but i treasured his taste in food, his love of Austin, and the spirit and personality be brought to these boards. The tears won't stop flowing. I treasure my memories of him as do almost all of us here  who had the pleasure of knowing him. Thank you, Mark.
post edited by mr chips - 2013/11/01 22:55:40
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Bushie Passed Away 2013/11/01 16:20:10
Good bye my friend.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 16:33:09
Peace to you too Mark
 

 
RIP BUSHIE!! 
 

Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 16:35:52
Sad news, indeed.  Here is the link for memorial service information and to sign the guestbook:
http://www.beckchapels.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1152631
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 17:33:24
I never met him, my loss, as he was so highly respected and loved by so many long timers here! A prayer for his family and friends!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 17:47:44
You'd have liked him Tom. He was a great guy.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 17:56:29
I knew Bushie very well.  He visited with me here in Knoxville a few times and we took my Sundancer up the river along with his brother in law to Calhoun's BBQ and enjoyed some libation to and from the resturant.  My son in law was the desiginated driver (captain).  The second visit was to the mountains where Bushie introduced me to applecider with Canadian.  We did that at my dock where I am afraid me might have over imbibed.  I visited with him in Austin probably 4-5 times where we did multiple rides around Texas, BBQ places and of course some imbibing.  A few years ago I met our Roadfood friend, Rick Flynn.  I drove his Porsche from LA to Austin and had dinner with Bushie and his wife Sherry.  It was a great time.  I will sincerely miss Bushie like Rick.  A great story about Rick Flynn that I will not post but if you email me, I will tell you about it.   It seems lately that some of my friends are dropping like flies.  I sorta hate getting old.  I guess if you live long enough, you will pass on????
 
With a huge amount of sadness, I am celebrating Bushies life with my friend the Mayor, Al .  We will have a long distance cocktail with each other.  Just for you BUSHIE
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 18:16:41
That's a good idea Paul. I wish I could pour some bacon-infused bourbon.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 18:20:54
Michael Hoffman

That's a good idea Paul. I wish I could pour some bacon-infused bourbon.

 
Why not??????
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 18:36:31
Because it's not commercially available, as far as I know. Bushie was doing it himself. It was after the Glee Club gathering in Nashville where he tried some and liked it.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 18:38:28
My last text from him was last Friday.  He said, "Hi Lisa.  I'm slowly getting better.  Hope y'all are well!" 
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 18:58:50
Michael Hoffman

Because it's not commercially available, as far as I know. Bushie was doing it himself. It was after the Glee Club gathering in Nashville where he tried some and liked it.

 
Michael, you are very creative.  Perhaps you could manufacture the elixir yourself???  Just to celebrate the life of our good friend??
 
Paul E. Smith

ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 20:47:32
I never met him, but know he was a good friend to many of you.We exchanged good thoughts, and he was always a kind man. I am so sorry, my friends. I really am.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 21:13:38
I never had the opportunity to meet Bushie, but in his honor I'll have double.
 
Bushie's passing makes face-to-face meetings with my virtual Roadfood friends a high priority for me.  Mr. Hoffman & Lisa, be prepared for a visit on December 20.
 
jrp
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 21:34:30
Oh, great! Looking forward to it.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/01 21:59:48
My last text from him was a couple days ago:  " Hi Lisa.  I'm slowly getting better.  Hope y'all are well!"
So sad. 
Tumbleweed365
Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 12:01:08
I only got to meet him once, but you could immediately know he was a true gentleman.
He left this sorry old world a better place for his being here.
Go well, my friend.
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 13:37:43
Last year, Bushie described his efforts at making bacon-infused bourbon.  I found it in the thread I started about my trip to Macy's parade.
 
http://www.roadfood.com/F...Parade-m718092-p3.aspx
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 15:52:45
Here's his recipe for what I call "Bushie's Beans".
http://www.roadfood.com/Forums/tm.aspx?m=692555&high=Bushie's+beans
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 16:28:24
I think at 5 PM Pacific Time I'm going to pour a glass of my Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Select Bourbon and have a toast to Bushie. Anyone is welcome to join me at that same time (I'm making it early for myself to accommodate all of you on the other side of the Rockies).I think he deserves a toast with the good stuff.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 16:34:31
I shall join you with a pour of my Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select.
 
And what's the Queen Mary to do with it?
post edited by Michael Hoffman - 2013/11/02 16:36:03
bigbear
Hamburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 16:39:16
RIP, BUSHIE.
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 17:01:40
Michael Hoffman

I shall join you with a pour of my Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select.

And what's the Queen Mary to do with it?

 
Glad to join you in the toast, Michael. The Queen Mary's Director of Food and beverage went to Lynchburg to taste 3 barrels and bring one back. They were bottled exclusively for the Queen Mary's Jack Daniels Dinner in July. I was invited to it since I've been working closely with them on their food events for the last year. Of course I had to get a bottle for myself!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 17:11:21
I got my first bottle from Tom Caulfield (chewingthefat). When we visited Tom and his wife this past summer he poured a couple of drinks for me, and then gave me the rest of the bottle to take home. I've since bought my own. I love it.
Poverty Pete
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 17:18:34
I've been holding a bottle of Mikkeler weasel-**** beer since the Raleigh Glee Club meet.  It was promised to Bushie, and is now being iced down.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 17:44:41
Now that should be interesting. Bushie would approve.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 18:12:19
EdSails

Michael Hoffman

I shall join you with a pour of my Jack Daniels Single Barrel Select.

And what's the Queen Mary to do with it?


Glad to join you in the toast, Michael. The Queen Mary's Director of Food and beverage went to Lynchburg to taste 3 barrels and bring one back. They were bottled exclusively for the Queen Mary's Jack Daniels Dinner in July. I was invited to it since I've been working closely with them on their food events for the last year. Of course I had to get a bottle for myself!

 
Ed
 
I'm at Sandra's in CT this weekend. I'll be joining you at 8PM eastern time with a local  craft brew, similar to that which I enjoyed with Bushie in Round Rock just a little over 18 months ago.
Nancypalooza
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 18:42:27
My condolences to everybody who loved Mark.
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 19:05:47
I don't have any bacon-infused bourbon like we had in Nashville.  But I will certainly raise a glass at 8PM in memory of my dear friend.
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 19:58:16
Roz and I will join the rest of you with a toast to Bushie at 8:00PM.  Bushie always had Canadian with me and sometimes in incredible amounts. 
This has been a horrible day.  I lost two friends this week. It has not been pleasant.  Bushie ws my guest in Knoxville a few times and I visisted him 4-5 times in Austin.
 
He not already missed but will continually be missed.
Cheers Bushies in three minutes.
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 20:00:03
I think he'll definitely approve of all of our choices. Here's to you, Bushie!
It's 5 o'clock---here!
 
 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/02 21:24:38
We drank one to Bushie. Absent companions!
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/03 08:02:15
I was tied up with auction business on Saturday, so My toast to "BUSHIE" took place here at 7 AM Sunday morning.  The selection of that time  dates back to the morning of the first Glee Club BBQ quest day in Western Tennessee.  Bushie and I got an ealy start that February morning, and had about an hour at the meeting point before the others would arrive...so we cruised the area looking for a breakfast stop at one of the exits on I-40. We found a BBQ stand/cafe open that early, and bought our first 'sample' of the day, then sat in my truck eating Ribs and Corn Bread at 7 AM while we waited for Paul, Chris and Pov Pete to arrive.
Bushie with a ham biscuit that morning..

 
Another Czech Breakfast w/Bushie 

 
Pov Pete and Bushie on the Bourbon Tour

 
Farewell after another great visit.

post edited by mayor al - 2013/11/03 08:38:50
Art Deco
Double Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/03 08:12:30
So sad. Hate to lose an OG (Original Gleeclubber) friend. Bushie was class through and through and I will miss him.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/03 13:12:24
Last night, I raised a glass of UFO Pumpkin Ale (by Harpoon Brewery Boston MA)
in memory of Bushie.
6star
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/03 13:23:58
So sorry to hear of his passing.
tiki
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/03 22:25:03
still cant wrap my mind around this--but i too raised a glass to hi--the last of my Talisker Single Malt. He was an awesome guy AND WILL BE SORELY MISSED--MY CONDOLENCES TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS
 
jmckee
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/04 10:14:05
I am not as active on this site as some of y'all. But Bushie was an icon -- one of the original core people who made this site go. His comments were always relevant, insightful, thoughtful, amusing, or all of the above.
 
I didn't "know" him, but I knew him from this site, y'know?
 
RIP. I shall raise a glass in his honor tonight.
Stephen Rushmore Jr.
Fire Safety Admin
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/04 10:43:48
Thank you for posting pictures of this long-term Roadfooder.  This thread has been a great tribute to a passionate man.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:We've lost our Friend BUSHIE 2013/11/04 10:53:52
So sorry to hear this.  Farewell, old friend.
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