Walter F. "Bud" Buhro

FORT FAIRFIELD - Walter "Bud" F. Buhro, 84, passed away at a Bangor hospital, Thursday, June 20, 2013, after a long illness. Bud was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Racine, Wis., son of Walter and Emma (Petersen) Buhro.

They moved to Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., when Bud was nine. He lived there until 1977. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and after the war ended, was the superintendent of pavements and grounds at Kincheloe Air Force Base, Mich. When Kincheloe Air Force Base was closed, he relocated to Fort Fairfield and worked at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, until he retired in 1985. Bud was an active member of his church, Free Methodist and Wesleyan, throughout his life. He served on many local and district levels of leadership. He also served on Riverside Wesleyan Camp zone board.

Bud is survived by his wife, Shirley (Nicholas) Buhro of Fort Fairfield; children, Sharolyn Pezzopane and husband, Mark, of Freeport and Tim Buhro and wife, Sharon, of Fort Fairfield; brother, William Buhro and wife, Sandy, of Kalamazoo, Mich.; sister-in-law, Hazel Buhro; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He will be missed more than words can say. Bud was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara (Hubbert) Buhro; sister, Adah (Buhro) Poisson; and brothers, Robert and Charles Buhro.

Family and friends may call 2-3 p.m. June 23, at Presque Isle Wesleyan Church, where a funeral service will be held 3 p.m. with Pastor Bernard Brown officiating. Interment will held at a later date in Michigan. There will be time of food and fellowship in the multipurpose room after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to The Gideon's International Society, 247 Payne Road, Scarborough, ME 04074 for the distribution of Bibles world-wide. Services in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Duncan Graves Funeral Home
30 Church Street Presque Isle, ME 04769

Published in BDN Maine on June 22, 2013