Roxanne Busch of Sugar Hill, N.H., died Oct. 8, 2017. She was born in and grew up in Newark.
Ms. Busch attended Montclair State University with a major in history and minor in physical education. After teaching at Rahway High School, she went on to graduate studies, earning an M.Ed. in kinesiology at University of North Carolina-Greensboro. In 1966 she moved to Buffalo, where she taught and coached tennis, bowling, and fencing at State University College at Buffalo for eight years and later moved back to New Jersey, where she was the fencing coach at The College of New Jersey, Trenton. In 1977 she started three years of coursework for her Ed.D. at Temple University, Philadelphia. At Temple she went on to be a teaching assistant, assistant professor, and then academic professional. She taught in the Kinesiology Department, where she also recruited and advised students.
She moved to Sugar Hill in 1996, where she became involved in many community activities. She also continued her work with Temple University until just a year ago, as their New England regional admissions representative.
She also assisted at local businesses such as Harman Cheese and Country Store, Loon Mountain, and Dreaming Pig Antiques in Lincoln.
She is survived by her brother, Michael Busch of San Diego; two nephews, Evan Busch of Somerville, Mass., and Justin Busch of Irvine, Calif.; and a grandniece.
A celebration of life will be held in the Sugar Hill area in the spring. Memorial contributions may be made to The Burch House, PO Box 965, Littleton, N.H. 03561; North County Chamber Players, PO Box 865, Franconia, N.H. 03580; Second Chance Animal Rescue, 1517 Meadow St., Littleton, N.H. 03561; or Forest Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, N.H. 03301.