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Merle C. Buffum

Born: Sat., May 31, 1919
Died: Mon., Nov. 16, 2015


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
Location: Kopler - Williams Funeral Home

Graveside Service

11:30 AM Fri., Nov. 20, 2015
Location: Marilla Cemetery

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Fillmore --- Merle C. Buffum of 10909 Dugway Road died Monday, November 16, 2015 in Brothers of Mercy Nursing Home, Clarence. He was born on May 31, 1919 in Elma, a son of the late Irving and Gertrude Cole Buffum. He married Helen L. Harris who predeceased him in 1998.


Merle was a life-long farmer and was a former member of the Allegany County Dairy Association, the Rushford Grange and a former Mason of the Akron Lodge. He enjoyed playing euchre and was on the Board of Assessors, resigning this past year.


Surviving is a daughter, Eileen (David Kowalczyk) Rizzo of Elma, two grandchildren, Tracy (Eric) Vance of Kernersville, N.C., Thomas (Erin) Rizzo of West Babylon, three great-grandchildren, Ryan, Tyler, Madison Vance and several nieces and nephews.


Family and friends may gather from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015 at the Kopler-Williams Funeral Home, 21 N. Genesee Street, Fillmore. A graveside service will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at Marilla Cemetery, Marilla.

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Shawn Hotchkiss
   Posted Tue November 17, 2015
Our community has lost a fine gentleman. I will miss serving with Merle on the Board of Assessment Review and drawing him as my euchre partner. Our thoughts and prayers to his family, Shawn and Karen Hotchkiss

Buffum Family Association
   Posted Thu November 19, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Having Merle and Ruth at the Buffum Family Reunion this August gave everyone the closeness of the Buffum generations. He will be missed for his humor and lasting quality of kindness.

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