Blane Dwight Bussell

January 16, 1956 - January 26, 2016
Blane Dwight Bussell

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Blane Dwight Bussell, 60, former resident of York County, Virginia, passed away on January 26, 2016, while employed by the US Navy at Naval Support Activity in Manama, Bahrain. He was born in Fort Belvoir, VA, to his late parents Clarence Roy Bussell of Bensalem, PA and Ruth Boynton Bussell of Williamsburg, VA. Blane retired as a Master Chief of the US Coast Guard in 1994 after 20 years of active service, and in his retirement, continued working with the USCG Marine Safety Detachment in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands for many years. He was hard working, big hearted and loved his family and many friends. He was the beloved husband of Cindy Case Bussell; loving father to Alexander, Todd, and Jeremy Bussell, whom he shared with his former wife Charlene Alves Bussell; dedicated step-father to Matthew Hetzel; adored brother of Ronald & his wife Margie Bussell, Bruce & his wife Betty Bussell of New Jersey, and Donna & her husband Harold McEvoy of Florida; devoted uncle to Thomas McEvoy, Kelly McEvoy Bauer, and Ryan, Kevin, Alan and Mark Bussell. A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 10:00AM at Bucktrout Funeral Home, 4124 Ironbound Rd, Williamsburg, VA. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, 1005 N. Glebe Rd, Suite 220, Arlington, VA 22201.

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  • February 03, 2016
    Brian & Amy Hennessy says:
    I met Blane a few times while visiting St. Thomas for some training with the Coast Guard. He helped me complete my training and become a commercial vessel inspector. His kindness did not end at the workplace, however. After hearing which hotel my wife and I were staying at (a crummy one), he invited us out to a very nice restaurant for dinner. I think it was called the Bluewater. It was a fantastic time, and we have fond memories of St. Thomas because of Blane. He will be missed. Both Amy and I send our condolences.

  • February 04, 2016
    CDR Samuel and Mrs. Robin White says:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with his beautiful wife Cindy and the Bussell family. Blane was an amazing and dynamic man. He is sorely missed by his Bahrain Navy family. You touched our lives and we are better for it! Fair Winds and Following Seas Blane.

  • February 04, 2016
    Jim and Kim McGoldrick lit a candle:
    Lit since February 4, 2016 at 2:40:36 AM

  • February 04, 2016
    I met Mr. Blane only few times in his two days of work in NSA2 along with us. I still remember the last time we talked in the rest room, that I asked him how's Bahrain and he said he doesn't feel any difference as he flown from one island to other and looking forward" God will always call back his favorite people soon to him to be near with him, and you are one of them Sir. You will be missed Sir and always will be in the prayers. RIP

  • February 05, 2016
    Marcus & Patty Johnston says:
    Blane and Cindy are great friends. We spent many long weekends together on St. John laughing, eating, cooking even whale watching on his birthday. I can still here his voice as he always called me “young lady” and I’m older than him. It was very hard to here the news of Blane's passing. Mountains and seas of our love to you Cindy. Our condolences to you and Blanes family. We will miss him.