George Busovicki, 212th 67-68

A few days ago I discovered George Busovicki, 212th 67-68 died January 2021 in Brunswick, Ohio. I could not find out any other information at this time. If any of you may know further information please pass it on. I received the following email form Emily Cigan.

My name is Emily Cigan and I was George’s only granddaughter. I was thinking about him recently and googled his name, which led me to your page where you had posted about his passing in January of 2021 and wanted more information.

 Unfortunately, he got COVID-19 and ended up passing away a few days later. His lungs and heart shut down incredibly fast, even though he was in previously good health. He died peacefully after being taken off the ventilator on January 3rd while watching the Browns football game. It was very hard on our family. He was my only living grandfather and the man that helped raise me.

I hope this helps, and maybe some of his fellow veterans can finally know how he passed. Please let me know if you would like any more information.


Emily Cigan

George “Poppy” Busovicki, Jr. , age 73,  battled COVID-19 complications for forty days and passed away peacefully while watching the Browns beat Pittsburgh on Sunday, January 3,2021.  Poppy is survived by his loving wife of almost 50 years, Fran, three children: Tracey Cigan (Aaron), Bryan Busovicki (Amy) and Erin Dodds (Walter).  He was very proud of his four grandchildren, Emily Cigan and Drew, Devin and Dylan Dodds.  He was proceeded in death by parents George and Justine Busovicki.   Poppy was a veteran of the United States Army Military Police where he excelled as a dog handler and served in the Vietnam War.  He owned and operated All Champ Tropical Fish Store located in Cleveland for over 38 years.  Per Poppy’s wishes, there will be no viewing, funeral service or celebration of life as he celebrated life every day.  If you’d like to raise a can of Pepsi or eat a double cheeseburger and a fry from McDonald’s in his honor that would make him happy.