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Of Nokesville, VA, died Friday, November 16 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Hank was born on November 10, 1939 to Harvey Alexander and Suzan McCabe Buffalo in Little Rock, AR. Hank began his career working for the US Civil Service but quickly moved into the U.S. Foreign Service, following in his father's footsteps. He enjoyed a storied career with the Department of State, serving in London, England, Bonn, Germany, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, Moscow, Russia and Paris, France. He also served as the director for the US Bureau of African Affairs, director for the U.S. Foreign Buildings Office and served as a Senior Investigator for the U.S. Inspector General. In addition to his Foreign Service postings, Hank served as an advance team manager/member for each US President from Lyndon B. Johnson to William J. Clinton. Hank was a very competitive athlete, playing squash, tennis, golf and darts. During his posting in the former Soviet Union, Hank put together the team that ended the 30 year dominance of the British Embassy in the Inter-Embassy Dart League. He was also an avid sailor, holding a master yawl handler's license from the U.S. Naval Academy. He owned several sailboats over the course of his lifetime. Hank is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan Hanback Buffalo; two children, Harvey A. Buffalo III (Jennifer) of Tampa, FL and Sasha Sanders (Eric) of Nokesville, VA and nine grandchildren: Hannah Shannan, Alexander McCabe, Ailidh Arwyn, Penelope Aiofe and Emmett Albert Buffalo and Aedan Alexander, Regan Ashley Ann, Tiernan Christopher and Shane Jackson Wayne Sanders. He also leaves behind his younger brother, Robert Burns Buffalo (Holly); their two daughters and two grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, November 23, at 12 p.m. at Pierce Funeral Home, 9609 Center St., Manassas, VA. Interment will follow at Quantico National Cemetery with military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to Parkinson's Research Foundation. Condolences may be sent to www.piercefh.com

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Pierce-Price Funeral Home
9609 Center Street Manassas, VA 20110
(703) 257-6028
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Published in The Washington Post on Nov. 21, 2012