Richard “Dick” W. Buhl, Sr.

Buhl Richard 6.5.2019

Full Name
Richard “Dick” W. Buhl, Sr.

Date of Birth
Saturday, February 11th, 1928

Date of Death
Saturday, June 1st, 2019

Obituary/Notice

Richard “Dick” W. Buhl, Sr., age 91, formerly of East Springfield and Millcreek Township, passed peacefully on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Treasure Coast Hospice, in Ft. Pierce, FL, following a brief illness.

He was born on February 11, 1928, the only child of the late Ruth Wager Buhl and John G. Buhl.

Dick graduated from Springfield Township High School and served in the U.S. Navy. He attended Erie Commercial College, obtaining a degree in accounting and finance, and worked for 35 years as office manager at Boldt Machinery and Tools, until his retirement in 1988.

Dick married the former Mildred V. Leninsky in 1947, who preceded him in death in 2014.  Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two infant grandsons, his son-in-law Douglas L. Steiner, and daughter-in-law Marilyn E. Buhl. 

He is survived by his six children, Larry (Marilyn T.) Buhl, Richard Buhl II, Linn (Stephen) Tetuan, Charles (Melrose) Buhl, Eileen Steiner, and Margie (Rick Stebe) Cloyd. He is further survived by ten grandchildren, Heather (Craig) Meadows, Derek (Lauren) Buhl, Michael (Erica) Tetuan, Ryan (Lauren) Tetuan, Jillian (Jon) Sprachmann, Charles (Molly) Buhl, Kristen (Peter) Grippe, Ian (Trisha) Cloyd, Angelique (Matt) Scoboria, Tanya Cloyd, and 23 great-grandchildren, who fondly called him “Grandpa Onion” or GPO for his love of onions.

Even at the age of 91, you could find Dick out walking 2 miles every morning by 6:00 AM in the Savannas Recreation Area in Ft. Pierce, and then taking a lunch and book to the White City Park to read, feed the squirrels and people watch. He was an avid reader, Rummikub player, and loved assembling jigsaw puzzles. He also enjoyed the attention of his cat, Sammy.

Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home 3801 West 26th Street (at Powell Ave.),  on Sunday June 9th from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, and on Monday June 10th from 10 am until the time of service at 11 am in the Burton Westlake Chapel. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made in Dick’s name to Treasure Coast Hospice, 5000 NW Dunn Rd., Fort Pierce, FL  34981, whose care and compassion is gratefully acknowledged by his family, or to a charity of one’s choice.


Calling Hours

When
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address
Burton Westlake Funeral Home - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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When
Sunday, June 9th, 2019 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Burton Westlake Funeral Home - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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When
Monday, June 10th, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Address
Burton Westlake Funeral Home - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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Service Information

When
Monday, June 10th, 2019, 11:00 AM

Address
Burton Westlake Funeral Home - 3801 West 26th Street Erie, PA 16506

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Interment

When
Monday, June 10th, 2019

Address
Laurel Hill Cemetery - 4523 Love Road ERIE, PA 16506

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