David B. Buhler

David B. Buhler passed away Saturday, February 19, 2011. He is survived by his daughters, Kathy Fox and Patricia Buhler, son-in-law Dennis Fox, three grandchildren, Brandan Fox, Danielle Fox and Justin Fox, sister Sena Keen, six nephews and their families, one niece and close family friend Carol Applegate. He was preceded in death by his parents, David A. and Ella Buhler, and sister Nancy Brownlee. Dave was born in South Gate, California, in March, 1943. He served in the United States Army from 1966 to 1971, where he earned the rank of Sergeant. Dave worked for 43 years as an Equipment Maintainer for GTE, later known as Verizon California. Dave's big passion was being an Amateur Radio Operator, beginning when he was a teenager. He was actively involved in the Downey Amateur Radio Club, and volunteered his communications skills to many organizations such as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, Downey Rose Float Association, City of Downey, Downey Police, Downey Fire Department and Downey Chamber of Commerce. Dave was a very generous man, always ready to help others in need. He was very respected in the community and devoted to the City of Downey, his home for over 37 years. He touched many people's lives. He will be greatly missed. Services will be held Friday, February 25, 2011 at 1:00pm at Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuary, 3888 Workman Mill Rd., Whittier, CA 90601. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Downey Amateur Radio Club, Attn: Treasurer, P.O. Box 207, Downey, CA 90241. Please reference donation "In memory of Dave Buhler."

********** Published: February 24, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 45