After the 1968 award, Mr. Frush gave up sportswriting and focused on editing for the sports and features desks. Mr. Frush later was a reporter in the South Jersey office of The Inquirer, often writing feature articles, until he retired in 1993.
In one article, he wrote about Burlington County Freeholder Director Mike Conda, who earned part of his livelihood as a bus driver.
"Although some may think that driving a bus is not an altogether fitting and proper enterprise for the man who heads their county government, Conda demurs," Mr. Frush wrote, noting that at that time the freeholders' salary was $15,000 a year.
Though Conda owned three Dairy Queen stores that were operated by family members, Mr. Frush wrote, the freeholder director enjoyed the evening Trenton-to-Philadelphia route.
"His schedule is too full to permit hobbies," Mr. Frush wrote. "He just concentrates on his two chief interests - steering Burlington County and old Number 9. One way or the other, Conda's in the driver's seat."
After retiring, he continued to write a golf column for the paper until 1995.
Born in Newark, Ohio, Mr. Frush graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School there in 1945, and after Army duty and two years at Denison University, he earned a bachelor's degree in journalism at Ohio State University in 1952.
Mr. Frush was a sports reporter for the Ohio State Journal in Columbus until 1958 and for the Columbus Evening Dispatch until 1961.
During his career, Sports Illustrated and True published his freelance articles.
Mr. Frush bought and restored an 18th-century home on the Delaware River in Delanco, his son said, and edited the Delanco Township Bicentennial history book in 1976.
Besides his son, Mr. Frush is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marilyn; son Kenneth; daughter Victoria Marshall; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was Friday, Sept. 14, in San Antonio.
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