Louis John "Louie" Buffone Sr. (1943 - 2017)

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Louis "Louie" John Buffone Sr., age 74, of Horizon Drive Brockway, Pa., died on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer.
Born in DuBois on Feb. 19, 1943, he was the son of the late Angelo J. and Dorothy (Bolam) Buffone. He was raised in Brockway and was a 1961 graduate of the Miami Military Academy. On April 17, 1989 he was married to Margaret Marnati Buffone, she survives.
Louie is also survived by his six children: Phillip (Connie) Buffone of Brockway, Pa., John Buffone of Punxsutawney, Pa., Michael Buffone of Mineral, Va., Louis Jr. "Butch" Buffone of Brockway, Pa., Gina (Aaron) Brentzel of Charlotte, N.C.; and Stephen (Nicole) Genevro of DuBois, Pa.; nine grandchildren: Dan (Tiah) Buffone of Brockway, Pa., Nikki (Buffone) and Brian Papa of Brockway, Pa., Wesley Buffone of Brockway, Pa., Jenna Buffone of Brockway, Pa., Shane (Leslie) Buffone of Reynoldsville, Pa., Angela Buffone of DuBois, Pa., Alexa Buffone of DuBois, Pa., Zoe Brentzel of Charlotte, N.C., and Olivia Brentzel of Charlotte, N.C.; six great-grandchildren: Jaron Buffone, Kalun Buffone, Duke Buffone, Avari Buffone, Norah Papa and Saylor Papa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two brothers, David A. Buffone and Phillip Buffone.
Retired, Louie had been employed by Brockway Glass and later Owens-Brockway for 35 years. In addition to the plants in Brockway, he worked at plants in Minnesota, California and Virginia and traveled extensively for the company.
Louie was a member of St. Tobias Church in Brockway, where he served on the Cemetery Committee. He was also a member of the SOI Club in Brockway and the American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park, Fla.
Louie enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, traveling with his wife in their RV, shooting and reloading ammo, and tinkering in his workshop. He was an avid Steelers fan. He and Margaret enjoyed spending the winters in Sebring, Fla. Louie lived life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed by many.
Calling hours will be on Monday, May 29, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Carlson-Shugarts Funeral Home in Brockway. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, May 30, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Tobias Church in Brockway with Msgr. Charles Kaza presiding. Burial will follow in the St. Tobias Cemetery. A vigil service will be held Monday evening at 6:45 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the or to the .
Online condolences may be left at csfhinc.com.
Published in The Courier Express on May 28, 2017
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