July 1, 2006
On June 28, 2006, HELEN BUFFINGTON WARD; beloved wife of the late William Le Roy Ward; dear mother of William Buffington Ward, Cynthia Ward Woolsey and Mark H. Ward; dear mother-in-law of Marie "Mimi" M. Ward, Thomas A. Woolsey, MD and Donna Jennings Ward; dear grandmother of Amy, Carrie, Alix, Timothy, Kristin and Matthew. Also survived by six great-granddaughters. A Memorial Service will be held at the family owned Mitchell Weidefeld Funeral Home, Inc, 6500 York Road (at Overbrook) on Saturday 1 P.M. Please omit flowers.
February 5, 2004
On February 3, 2004 HELEN JOHNSON BUFFINGTON (nee Dutrow), beloved wife of Lawrence S. Buffington. Also survived by many nieces and nephews.Friends are invited to call at the Burgee- Henss-Seitz Funeral Home, Inc., 3631 Falls Rd., on Wednesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. and Thursday from 9 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10 A.M. at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 37th Street and Hickory Avenue. Interment will be held at the Veteran Cemetery at Garrison Forest on Monday at 2:30 P.M.
December 24, 2000
The Westminster Municipal Band elected officers for next year at a recent meeting and rehearsal. Awards for this season were presented at the band's Christmas party. New officers are: Greg Wantz, president; Scott Flohr, vice president; Mike Buffington, secretary; George West, assistant secretary; Delbert Myerly, treasurer; William Myers, assistant treasurer; Sandy Miller, director; Ted Dix, assistant director; Steve Wantz, drum major; Dave Miller, assistant drum major; Bob Valette, librarian; and Bette Shepherd, assistant librarian.
September 12, 1999
Sgt. John E. Buffington took modesty to a new level. This is what his family thinks, and after considering his performance on the battlefields of the Civil War, there can only be one response; they're right.He was fighting in a time when soldiers on the front lines woke up every day to play the odds of survival. They gambled with their lives as they fought on smoke-covered terrain charging through fusillades of bullets and shrapnel. Many never made it. But Buffington was lucky enough to beat the odds of death.