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Eugene R. Buell

April 18, 2022

Visitation: No prior visitation.
Service: A private Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. BUELL – Eugene Robert
92, passed peacefully, surrounded by
family, after a short illness on Memorial
Day, May 31, 2021. Born December
30, 1928, in Buffalo, NY, Gene was the
youngest of three sons of Warren and
Elizabeth Buell. He was predeceased
by his parents and brothers Chuck and
Warren. Gene lived a full and rewarding
life, kept abreast of current events and
had definite opinions. He possessed
a wonderful, wry sense of humor; a
gift he passed on to his children and
stepchildren over the years. After
serving in the U.S. Army, he apprenticed
as a tool and die maker, working in
that capacity for many years. In 1952
he married Audrey Vanderlinden and
soon moved his young family crosscountry
to Utah and then Colorado. He
loved the Rocky Mountains, hunting,
fishing and picnicking with family.
Another cross-country move brought
the family east to Vermont and to IBM,
retiring after 24 years. Gene married
his second wife Mary in April 1989
and the Buell clan grew exponentially
with the addition of 5 stepchildren
and their families. An accomplished
woodworker, Gene built many pieces of
furniture for his family to enjoy over the
years. In contrast to New York streams
and the Rocky Mountains, the beauty
of Vermont lakes captured his heart
and summer days were spent fishing,
canoeing, and sailing throughout
Vermont. After retiring, Gene enjoyed
many years volunteering for Habitat for
Humanity in Buffalo, NY, with a great
appreciation of their mission. Gene
and Mary loved to grab their camping
gear and trek cross-country, returning
to Vermont with fabulous pictures and
tales to tell. However, a perfect day
would end with happy hour, lobsters
and mussels, watching the sun set over
Lake Champlain surrounded by family.
A tribute to his wry sense of humor
was one of Gene’s favorite sayings “I
summer in VT and winter in Buffalo”! A
good snowfall would find him grabbing
the snow shovel and heading outdoors.
His incredible work ethic was apparent
in all areas of his life, giving of himself
to friends and neighbors and inevitably
becoming a key volunteer in his
church, community, and recreational
organizations. Gene and Mary moved
to the Buffalo, New York area where
they were from originally and had
family. In later years, Gene and Mary
resided in Orchard Park, NY, always
making friends along the way. He
leaves behind his beloved wife, Mary,
and three daughters; Maureen Buell,
Barbara (John) Frazier; Sarah (Dan)
Buell; stepchildren Charlie (Barbara)
Mulloy, Anne (Mike) McKenna, Mary
Lyn (Jim) Herzog, Maggie (Dan)
Mulloy, Peter (Heather) Mulloy and
several grandchildren and greatgrandchildren.
A private celebration
of his life will be held at a later date.
Those who are able, and wish to
honor Gene’s legacy are encouraged
to volunteer their time or make a
donation to Habitat for Humanity at or through their local
Habitat chapter. Arrangements by THE
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