Services for Robert Bush, 17, Newfield High School varsity football player


Funeral services for Robert Bush, the Selden teen who collapsed during a varsity high school football practice July 3 and died at the hospital nearly a week later, are scheduled for this week at Giove Funeral Home in Selden.

Family, friends and teammates will come together at the funeral home Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home, located at 1000 Middle Country Road, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Bush, 17, was on life support at Stony Brook Children’s Hospital after suffering sudden cardiac arrest on the practice field. Doctors on Friday declared him clinically dead and within days, he was removed from life support.

A rising senior who was preparing to be a lineman for Newfield this fall, Bush is being being remembered as a hero for donating his organs.

Family members told News 12 Long Island that his organ donations will save the lives of three people.

“We just found out moments ago he’s helping a 60-year-old female in Massachusetts, a 60-year-old female in New Jersey and a 50-year-old female here in New York,” Bush’s older brother Steve told News 12’s Virginia Huie.

Adopted in 2008, Bush is one of 10 children.

Counselors were available today at Newfield High School from 9 a.m. until noon to meet with students, district staff members and members of the school district community.

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