Richard Bellush, Jr.


1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Friday, April 19, 2024
Hilltop Cemetery
18 Hilltop Road
Mendham, New Jersey, United States
(973) 543-4386

Obituary of Richard Bellush, Jr.

Richard Bellush, Jr. passed away on February 21, 2024. He was 71 years old.

Born in Morristown, NJ, to parents Richard Sr. and Robina Bellush, he was a lifelong resident of the Mendham and Far Hills area. He attended and graduated from George Washington university with a degree in History and Classical Humanities. He took over his family’s Real Estate business, Bellush Associates, where he worked until his retirement.

Richard was an avid reader of all kinds of books, including but not limited to historical nonfiction, sci-fi, and more. He enjoyed writing and published a few books, and weekly blogs under the title “Richard’s Pretention,” sharing opinions, thoughts, and short stories. He loved walking the trails on his property, spending time in the pool (he always found a reason to jump in, no matter how cold), and bar-be-cueing in the warmer months. Richard was a caring man who consistently fed the stray cats that visited his property, Sneaky Pete and Pumpkin Spice.

Richard is predeceased by his parents and sister Sharon, and is survived by his aunt Diane Stone, cousin Jessica Robinson, and his second family, Amy, Greta and Danguole, and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Richard's memory may be made to Alley Cat Allies

Richard will be laid to rest with his family in Hilltop Cemetery, 18 Hilltop Rd, Mendham, on Friday, April 19, at 1 PM.

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