Dr. Theodore Andrew Bush, age 66, of Delray Beach passed away on February 26, 2013. Born on Chicago's South Side, Ted had a passion for baseball, trains, Christmas lights, and handwritten postcards and letters. A newspaper was always found within Ted's reach. When his spirit departed his earthly body, Ted was surrounded by his wife and high school sweetheart Mary, and his daughters Beth and Jenny. He now joins his beloved son Teddy. Ted was a minister for 27 years at The First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach. Ted was also a voracious reader, a force in the community, devoted to serving those in need, and a loving and endlessly supportive presence within his own family. In addition to his doctorate degree and intellectual pursuits, Ted was an art major and could often be found sketching in the folds of nature. Ted cherished relaxing and enjoying life with his wife and two daughters. They know that they were loved and adored by a devoted father. Outside of the church, Ted's spiritual sensibilities were always in tune, a gift he inherited from his mother. Despite the loss of vision in one of his eyes, he could truly see. "He could always see," said Rev. Linda Harper who will officiate his service this week. "The veil for Ted was so thin between earth and the other world." His daughters, wife, and all who knew him will try to sew themselves into the moments they had with Ted and carry his sage advice and comforting presence with them for all their days. The day after he passed away, his daughter found one of his writing journals peeking out from beneath his train board, imploring her to find these words that he must have written last Christmas. "In the Christmas village, there is no pain, no sorrow, no death. It's as if time stood still and still does," Ted wrote. "The young and the old can enjoy life without fear. There is hope, much of the same hope that comes with Christmas and some of the same hope that comes from God, but there is also real life. Somehow we must decide on which side of the line we choose to live. Perhaps the Christmas village is but a glimpse of heaven with the magnificence of God. Whatever it is, I like it." A public memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 33 Gleason Street, Delray Beach at 1 pm on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. Ted will be buried beside his son Teddy on Thursday, March 7, in a private service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in memory of Theodore Bush to any of the following: Caridad Center (medical, vision, dental clinics and emergency care for low income, working poor) 8645 W. Boynton Beach, FL 33472, CROS Interfaith Ministries (feeding the hungry in our communities) 301 First Ave. South Lake Worth, FL 33460, or Achievement Centers for Children and Families (toddler care, pre-school, and after care school for needy families) 555 Northwest 4th Street Delray Beach, FL 33444. Please visit www.LorneandSons.com to send condolences and sign the register book. Lorne & Sons Funeral Home, Delray Beach in charge of arrangements.