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Rev. Anthony Christopher Busic, 49, of Salem, passed from this world and into eternal life on Monday, July 23, 2012, and is now resting peacefully in the arms of Jesus.

Rev. Busic was born in Mathews County, son of the late V. Raymond and Loraine Smith Busic. He graduated from Mathews County High School and Virginia Wesleyan College, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in history. He later attended and graduated from Duke University with a Master’s of Divinity. His first appointment was the Orange Charge in Orange County, where he served from June 1988 through June 1992. He was then appointed to Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Roanoke County, where he served until 1999. From 1999 to 2001, Rev. Busic served the Bethel/Emmanuel Charge in Lancaster County. In 2001, he was appointed to Central United Methodist Church in Salem, where he served until 2005 when he was appointed to Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church in Lynchburg. He served there until health complications forced him to discontinue active service in 2009. Rev. Busic was also a graduate of the Reynolds Institute of Leadership and Development.

He is survived by his loving wife, Vickie Tetreault Busic; two daughters, Jacqueline Busic (fiancé Ryan Clifton) and Lisa Duca; his son, Kenneth Busic; his brother, Raymond “Howdy” Busic (wife Helen), his sister, Rebecca Busic, and his two nephews, Scotty Busic and Jeffery Busic.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at John M. Oakey & Son Funeral Home in Salem. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28, at the Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church with the Rev. Wayne Moore officiating.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) Research Foundation (