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John E. Brush, Retired Faculty, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, died on February 20, 2007. Professor Emeritus Brush was a member of the Geography Department.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., April 1, at Medford Monthly Meeting, 14 Union Street, Medford. The burial in Mountain Valley Cemetery, Liberty Township, PA, will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Powell House Quaker Conference Center, 524 Pitt Hall Road, Old Chatham, NY 12136, or to The John E. Brush Fund, Department of Geography, Rutgers University, 54 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854

Born on September 2, 1919, in Jefferson, PA, he grew up in India, where his parents served as Baptist missionaries. He returned to the US after graduating from Woodstock School, in Mussoorie, in 1937. He left Bucknell University to volunteer for earthquake relief sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee in Mexico. After completing a B.A. from the University of Chicago (1942), he served in Civilian Public Service as a conscientious objector (1943-46). He earned an M.A. (1947) and a Ph.D (1952) in Geography from the University of Wisconsin. A Professor Emeritus of Geography at Rutgers University, he served on the faculty for 35 years, including a number as department chair. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Miriam, and by his children Jonathan, Kamala and Timothy, and their families. He was predeceased by his son Steven.

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Memorial contributions may be made to Powell House Quaker Conference Center, 524 Pitt Hall Road, Old Chatham, NY 12136, or to The John E. Brush Fund, Department of Geography, Rutgers University, 54 Joyce Kilmer Ave., Piscataway, NJ 08854.

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