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Funeral service for former House Speaker Busch scheduled for April 16

ANNAPOLIS — Funeral services have been scheduled for former Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Michael E. Busch, his family announced Tuesday.

Busch will lie in repose in the rotunda of the Maryland State House next week. Public visitation will be April 15 from from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and April 16 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at St. John Neuman Church in Annapolis. A reception honoring Busch will take place after the service from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Atkinson Tower at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

Busch, Maryland’s longest-serving House speaker, died Sunday at age 72 after a bout with pneumonia. Busch was first elected to the House in 1986 and was named speaker in 2003.