Philip Fransioli Busby ’43

Philip Fransioli Busby ’43 of Fort Lauderdale died November 17, 2006. He attended DavidsonCollege and graduated from Harvard University in 1949. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He worked at Wachovia Bank and at McLean Trucking Co. before joining Sea-Land Service in 1957. He was one of a pioneer group whose development of containerization revolutionized ocean freight shipping and, as a consequence, worldwide commerce. His idea of putting self-contained refrigeration units in shipping containers made long-distance transport of perishable products possible. He was the general manager of Caribbean development at Sea-Land Service and executive director of the Caribbean Shipowners Association for twenty years. Mr. Busby started and managed several ocean transportation companies. Survivors include his wife, Frances Bradsher of Salisbury; children Philip, Byron, 2733 NE 34th St., Fort Lauderdale, Fla. 33306, Spencer, and Bonnie; grandchildren Philip, Gemma, Nicole, Leah, Lina, Lissette, Lilia, Byron, Lara, Avery, and Spencer; and one great-grandson, Christopher Morales. Mr. Busby is also survived by one brother, Capt. John Carroll Busby, and was preceded in death by brother Christopher Nutter Busby.