Robert "Bob" Rush died peacefully with his family around him on March 19, 2011 in Mesa Arizona. Born on December 21, 1925 in Battle Creek, Michigan he graduated from Riley High School in South Bend, Indiana and then joined the Army to serve during WWII, (1944-1946), in the European Theater. Bob then proceeded to a career pitching in Major League Baseball. He played from 1947-1960 as a starting pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Braves and Chicago White Sox. Bob was a two-time National League All-Star and was the starting pitcher in the third game of the 1958 World Series with the Braves. He is Proceeded in death by his wife Alberta Jane Rush (1994). He is Survived by 4 children-Cindy(Roger), Rojane(Ric), Ransom(Jennifer) and Reid (Tanya), 5 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. A viewing will be held March 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm at Melcher Mortuary Mission Chapel 6625 E. Main St. Mesa Arizona. Bob has requested to be buried at The National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona. (private service).