CONRADO BRYSON BUSH
CONRADO BRYSON BUSH Conrad "Conrado" Bryson Bush, 76, passed away February 22, 2016 at Kaiser Hospital's Emergency Room of congestive heart failure. Bryson was born in Newcastle, Australia. In 1966, his adventurous spirit led him to Hawaii. He immediately fell in love with the islands and the people. One very special person was Martha Kimiko Suematsu. Bryson and Martha were wed on November 26, 1972 and enjoyed forty-three years together. Broadcasting was Bryson's passion. He began his radio career in Australia, gaining valuable experience on his way to becoming a radio personality in Australia. Bryson's successful business career in Hawaii included sales and management positions at KGU and KORL radio. Ever the entrepreneur, he started his own businesses - Bush Enterprises and Bush Productions. He went on to produce the live Jerry Lewis telethon television programs in Honolulu and Guam as Executive Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. He also served as Executive Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Hawaii and the Arthritis Foundation of Hawaii. His final contribution to the community was with Capitol TV at the State Legislature as a Producer/Director. Bryson's enthusiasm for life included travel. Both for pleasure and on business, he traveled internationally with Martha to locales such as Australia, Japan, Mexico, Germany, and Great Britain, and on business to mainland cities - Washington, D.C., New York City, Las Vegas, and San Francisco to name a few. Bryson underwent coronary bypass surgery at Kaiser in 1998 and a stem cell procedure in Bangkok, Thailand in 2006. He was so thankful to each person at Kaiser Hospital who had a hand in his care. Very special thanks go to: Dr James H. Yamashita, Dr Kevin F. Kwaku, N.P. Christine King, and Miki Karukaya. Bryson is survived by his beloved wife, Martha Kimiko Bush; his treasured toy poodle, Lenny; brother-in-law, Allan Suematsu (Carol Sakihara); brother Malcolm (Pam) Bush; brother-in-law John Gourley; and several nieces and nephews. His younger sister, Brenda Gourley, preceded him in death. Hosoi Garden Mortuary made the arrangements. Private burial services were held at Oahu Cemetery.
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