In Memory

James E. Bushman

James "Jim" Edward Bushman  

December 30, 1944 - August 15, 2018

Jim Bushman, age 73 of Cincinnati, died August 15, 2018.  Jim was the beloved husband to Barbara, and father to Ross (Stacy) and Lee (Alison), and loving grandfather to Amy, Emma, Cooper, Carson and Addyson Bushman.  He is survived by four of his brothers and sisters and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim served his community for a number of years, having led multiple business entities including his ownership of Cast-Fab Technologies, Inc. 
Jim served on the Board of Directors of 17 For-Profit companies during his career.  His love for the Cincinnati community was great- leading him to serve on 15 Civic and Charitable Boards.  His two favorites were the Hamilton County Park Board and The Christ Hospital Board- Jim served for 22 years on the Christ Board, including as its Chairman from 1996-1999.  While Jim had an insatiable love for Business and Strategy, he had a passion for two things-  fly fishing and joke telling.  On many occasions, after a good day on the river, Jim could be found "holding court" going joke for joke with the best of them.   

A private burial for the immediate family will be held August 18th. 

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be at Mt. Washington Presbyterian Church 6474 Beechmont Ave. Cincinnati, 45230 on Fri. August 24, at 1 PM. A reception and receiving line will be held at The Queen City Club on Fri. from 2:30-5:30 PM. For those that knew Jim-a flute player will be part of the service. The Queen City Club is located at 331 East 4 th Street, Cincinnati, 45202.

Jim’s family requests donations to either of the following charities…

The James E. Bushman Scholarship Fund at The Christ College of Nursing, c/o Rita Spicker, 2123 Auburn Ave, Suite 528, Cinti, O, 45219. 


Bake Me Home, c/o Bake Me Home, PO Box 30082, Cincinnati, OH 45230

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08/18/18 11:07 AM #5    

Hazel Straus (Goldberg)

With great sadness I read this news. After his struggle with fading memory, Jim is now at peace. My thoughts go out to Barb and their entire family. Barb was a devoted wife and advocate to Jim. Truly his sidekick,! Hazel Goldberg

08/18/18 12:42 PM #6    

Marsha Goldsmith (Zahler)

Dear Barb, I am so very sorry to hear the sad news. There is nothing more difficult in life than losing a loved one, especially one who was loved as much as Jim. My condolences to you, your family and friends. Fondly, Marsha Goldsmith Zahler


08/18/18 12:57 PM #7    

Arleen Tessel (Webman)

Dear Barb:

My deepest sympathy for your loss.  It is so hard to lose a dear loved one.  Please give my condolences to your family.


Arleen Tessel Webman



08/18/18 01:31 PM #8    

Judith Ach (Miniea)

My deepest condolences to Barb and their entire family on the loss of their husband, father, grandfather, and friend!  May he Rest In Peace and comforts all who mourn this loss!

08/18/18 02:26 PM #9    

Marcella Strobel (Kelly)

Barb, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.  My sincere sympathy, God Bless all of you.

08/18/18 11:06 PM #10    

Phyllis Gottlieb (Gildenblatt)

Oh Barb, we are so very sorry.  Our thoughts & prayers are with you & your

family.  May Jim rest in peace.  Take good care.


Phyllis Gildenblatt


08/19/18 11:16 AM #11    

Michael B. Leming

 So sorry for your loss Barbara.     Thank you for all the work that you and James did for so many, many class reunions.   God bless.   Mike leming 

08/19/18 01:26 PM #12    

Karen Hahn (Stewart)

I have known Jim since first grade at Pleasant Ridge School.  Such a genuinely nice person!  I have missed his sense of humor and our reminiscing about Pleasant Ridge at our "Dive Dates".  With Barb at these dinners it is almost as if Jim is there too.  Always a couple.  Bill and I send our deepest sympathy to Barb and the family.

08/20/18 08:04 PM #13    

Emily Messer (Bradley)


Saddened to read of Jim's passing. My sincere condolences to Barb, their children, and grandchildren, who lovingly and faithfully attended to Jim during his long illness. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his family and many friends. 

With thoughts and prayers,

Emily (Messer) Bradley


08/23/18 03:59 PM #14    

Roberta (Bobbie) Johnson (Rizzo)

Oh, so sorry to hear of another of our classmates passing on.  May this family rest in peace knowing he is in a better place.  Jim will greatly be missed!  Bobbie (Johnson) Rizzo

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