Robert L. Buffington

Robert L. Buffington, 91, of Tower City, died Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at the Tremont Health and Rehab.

Born in Elizabethville, November 29, 1922, he was a son of the late Herbert and Cora Batdorf Buffington.

He was a graduate of the former Elizabethville High School. He was a WW II Army Veteran.

He was a retired Automotive Electrician from Swab Wagon Company, Elizabethville.

He was a member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, Tower City, life member of the Gratz VFW and a member of the 12th Armored Division Association.

He was predeceased in 1982 by his wife, Catherine T. Piano Buffington.

Surviving are his five sons, Robert E. Buffington and his wife Shirley, Florida; John M. Buffington and his wife Kathy, Tower City; Charles C. Buffington and his wife Debra, Hegins; Joseph M. Buffington and his companion Debra, Myerstown and Matthew Buffington and his wife Connie Illinois; two brothers, Raymond Buffington, Northampton and Dean Buffington and his wife Helen, Elizabethville; one sister, Verna Balsburgh, Harrisburg; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, March 31 from Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, Tower City with Rev. Paul Rothermel as celebrant. Burial with military honors was in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Williamstown. Memorial donations should be made to Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel, c/o Parish Office, 113 Cherry Street, Tremont, PA 17981 or Porter Tower Lion Club, W. Grand Avenue, Tower City, PA 17980. Dimon Funeral Homes, Tower City was in charge of arrangements. To sign the guestbook visit

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Dimon Funeral Homes Inc
644 E Grand Ave Tower City, PA 17980
(717) 647-2741

Published in The News Item on Apr. 3, 2014