Obituary of Harold ‘Bud’ Shuster
Harold “Bud” Shuster passed away on July 31, 2017 in Grass Valley. He was 83.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 12 at Grace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley.
Bud was born in 1933 in Alhambra, California to Harold A. Shuster, Sr. and Ila Genevieve Rhoades. The oldest of four boys, he was named after his father but most of his life, he went by “Bud.” His early education was in Pasadena where he played football and baseball. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1952 and was sent to Korea from August 1952 to August 1953, returning to finish his four year military tour in Alamogordo, New Mexico. At home, he coached American Legion baseball for five years.
Upon separation from the military, he attended Pasadena City College, majoring in business. While there, he began working in the college bookstore. This experience led to his career as a college bookstore manager at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, beginning in 1961. While employed at Orange Coast, he met and married the love of his life, Joyce Ruth Reed Holland, on December 13, 1963. Joyce had a son, Dennis Holland, from a previous marriage and in 1965, a son was born to Bud and Joyce, whom they named James.
Bud retired from Orange Coast College in 1986 after working there for 25 years. Taking employment as the California Representative for South Eastern Book Company, he worked for a year before retiring for good and moving with Joyce to Grass Valley in 1988.
With a heart to serve others and generous with his time, Bud became active at Grace Lutheran Church, helping to form the Men’s Ministry in 2000. He also served as an usher and on the Altar Guild. In the community, he volunteered at Interfaith Food Ministry. He joined the American Legion Post 130 and was in charge of the Honor Guard. He was a member of the VFW Post 10788, the Native Sons of the Golden West, the Grass Valley Elks and the Grass Valley Rod and Gun Club. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing and golf.
Bud is survived by his loving wife Joyce; brothers John and Dick; daughter-in-law Patricia; grandchildren Matt Holland (Liz Helman), Kaite (Louis) Waller, Muniamma Holland and Anika Holland.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Larry; stepson Dennis Holland and his much-loved son Jimmy.
Memorial contributions can be given to Grace Lutheran Church in Bud’s memory.
Arrangements are under the care of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.
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