In loving memory of
Robert Busier, Jr.
  • May 24, 1955
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  • February 28, 2024

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Robert Edmund Busier, Jr, 68, went to be with Jesus and his Family on February 28, 2024

He was the Best of All of Us

He moved from Essex Junction, Vermont to Daytona Beach, Florida when his father started teaching at Embry Riddle then worked for NASA.  Always driven, Rob worked several jobs starting at 10 years old, became notorious for his baseball and football career, and was the Life of the Party with his loyal Seabreeze High School friends.

He joined the Navy in 1973, traveled to Europe on the USS Saratoga exploring Italy and France, and had fantastic adventures with Tales to Tell until leaving the Navy in 1977.

He worked as an electrician managing high rise elevator routes on the east coast of Florida until his tragic elevator accident in 1986. It was a miracle he survived at all, according to the doctors, and he was told he had a maximum of 10 years of horrific pain before his body would give out.

Challenge Accepted

Rob was truly “Strong Like Bull” as Atta would tell him in broken English. He would drink root beer as a young kid in the basement with his Slovenian grandfather, a man whose back was also crushed in a mining accident in the prime of his life in Latrobe, PA.

His mother Edie became a naturally gifted nurse as she brought her son home to prove Everyone wrong.  She and Rob laughed their way through the pain, the hard physical and emotional work, and worked as a team to heal his body with sheer determination and love.

Rob agreed to volunteer for medical trials at Shands Hospital in Gainesville for his beloved University of Florida Gators because there are always great stories and experiences to laugh about later!

Rob learned to ski, perfected his golf game, loved fast cars and motorcycles, and was always there to lend a hand to his family and friends… and neighbors down the street… and people in the aisles of Publix and Home Depot…

Helping you gave him great joy and purpose!

Loyal as a man could be, he promised his mother to always look out for his family, and he did so until the day he died. He called Bobbye every morning and talked for hours about Everything, debated draft picks and football spreads with Bonnie, and tried Not to debate Anything with Kevin after years of knowing he’s just right anyway.  He is the father Sarah dearly loves and cherishes and the source of strength for Jessica. He will always be the Cool Uncle Rob for Chad, Cassy, Jake, Justin, and Lana.

He has been the rock for those who love him, and he is surrounded by many friends who are so very blessed to have known him.

He is predeceased by his Beloved Family:

Always Energetic Robert “Buzz” Busier Sr., the Strong and Always Lovely Edie Busier of Daytona Beach, FL,

Brightly Intelligent and Fun Bobbye (Busier) Apanel of Port Orange, FL, and the Legendary Bonnie Hayes of North Conway, NH.

His nieces Sarah (Wylie) Schwartz of Lewiston, ME, and her sons Jake and Justin Powers,  Jessica Wylie and her daughter Lana Visnaw of Daytona Beach, FL,  brother-in-law Kevin Hayes of North Conway, NH, Chad & Katie Ynclan and their children, and Cassy Ynclan of San Diego, CA and are all broken-hearted and mourning his Great Loss as the glue that kept the Busier Family together.

In Rob’s memory, he’d want you to go and do something you love. Have a great party!   Root for the Gators, listen to Rock, work hard, play hard, do something Great with the life you have!

Remember to be kind to those around you, laugh even in hard times, didn’t worry, and don’t take yourself too seriously. Thank Jesus for the time you had together—Rob certainly thanked Him for all of us.

Life is meant to learn new things and to enjoy, so go Have Fun!

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