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Stanley "Ike" Buffington October 1, 1925 ~ September 21, 2013 Resident of Martinez On September 21st Stanley Roger Buffington, 87, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family. Stanley will be remembered for his friendly smile and willingness to help others. He was born October 1, 1925, in Mason City, Iowa, the ninth of ten children born to Chester and Nettie Buffington. Stanley served in the
Air Corps during
as a Waist Gunner on a B-17 Bomber with the 8th Air Force in the European Theater. On September 25, 1943 Stanley and Dorothy Karcich were married in Reno, Nevada. In 1956, the Buffington family made Martinez their home. Survived by his son, Daniel Buffington; Daughter-in-law Dorothy; Three grandchildren, Danielle Rice (Mike), Dianna Quiroz (Innes), and Deborah Bradley (Steve); Three great-grandchildren, Zena Quiroz, Innes Quiroz and Cheyenne Bradley. Preceeded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2010 and his grandson David Buffington in 1994. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Martinez Historical Society. The service will be private.
Published in Contra Costa Times on Sept. 24, 2013
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"Sincerest Condolences from all of the Volunteers at the 493rd BG Museum, Debach England."
- 493rd BG Museum Debach England
"Danny, Dorothy and Family: I am so sorry to hear about Uncle Ike. Now he has joined his sister Myrna..."
- Dolores Kruger
"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Buffington family at this very sad time David & Karen Christman"
"Danny, Dorothy & Family, Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Ike. He was a happy go lucky kind of guy..."
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