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Stephen Bushnell

October 17, 1939 — January 4, 2023

West Grove, PA

Stephen Palmer Bushnell, age 83, of West Grove, PA, passed away on January 4, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the spouse of the late Pamela Clark Bushnell, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.  Born in Baltimore, MD, and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, he was the son of the late Harry Bushnell and the late Helen Palmer Bushnell.

Stephen graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University with a degree in Industrial Technology in 1961 and from Louisiana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1965. He worked in the early days of computing for the Hercules corporation, including a three-year stint in the Netherlands. He worked for several other firms as a CIO, leading technical advancements in the corporate sphere.

He enjoyed traveling with family, fall vacations on Cape Cod, baking wonderful breads and desserts, building useful things, and speaking Dutch.

Steve is survived by his children, Scott Bushnell of Arlington, VA; Megan Bushnell of Kennett Square, PA; and Erin Bushnell of Philadelphia, PA; his grandchildren, Wylie Florence-Bushnell and Mavis Florence-Bushnell of Kennett Square; his siblings, Robert Bushnell of Evergreen, CO; John Bushnell of Philadelphia, PA; and Catherine Bushnell of Jupiter, FL; and his sister-in-law, Lisa Alford of Houston, TX, and brother-in-law, Roger Clark of Covington, LA.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Friends of the Cape Cod National Seashore: .  We also invite you to hold your own personal celebration of Steve, whether it's a bike ride, a gathering with friends, or a delicious meal with wine and music.

Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc. ( 484-734-8100 ) To view his online obituary, please visit

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