Warren  Arthur Brush
Warren Arthur Brush

April 25, 1925 - October 31, 2018
Born in Det
Resided in Grosse Pointe Woods, MIchigan
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Warren Arthur Brush, of Grosse Pointe Woods, passed away on October 31, 2018. He was born April 25, 1925 to William and Elizabeth Brush. After graduating from Cass Tech High School, he entered the Navy. He served in active duty in the Pacific Theatre until being honorably discharged in 1946. He then attended the Detroit Institute of Technology College and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Business, major in Accounting. Later, he completed post graduate studies at Wayne State University.

Warren served in management positions at National Stamping Company and Buhl Sons prior to working at Ford Motor Company from 1959-1971. The next few years after that, he managed a private landholding company, Castleford, and then purchased and managed Grosse Pointe Business Services. He began working for Wayne County in 1973 and eventually retired from there, as Deputy Chief Financial Officer, in 1988. Warren was also a Past President of the Grosse Pointe Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police Associates and a past Board Member of the Michigan Food and Beverage Association and The Volunteers of America. He enjoyed traveling, boating, fishing and camped (in a trailer) until age 83. His first priority was to spend time with his family. His favorite volunteer opportunity was supporting and attending the annual Detroit Youth Day, sponsored by Michigan Food and Beverage Association, as he did for many years.

Warren is survived by his wife, Shirley, children Debra (David) Graham-Large, Kenneth Brush, and grandsons Cory and Kyle Graham. Also survived by his brother Tom.

There will be a private Memorial Service to celebrate his life at First English Lutheran Church, where Warren and Shirley were long time members, on Monday, November 12 (Veteran's Day), with Military honors provided at the conclusion of the service. He will be buried at Great Lakes National (Military) Cemetery in Holly.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute.