Meadville Tribune

April 16, 2013

Timothy R. Buzza

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Timothy R. Buzza, 68, of Meadville, died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at Meadville Medical Center, Transitional Care Unit, following a period of declining health.

Timothy was born on Feb. 14, 1945, in Meadville, a son of the late Richard and Anita Watson Buzza. He married Martha Findlay on Nov. 26, 1966. She preceded him in death on Dec. 17, 2008.

He was a graduate of Meadville High School. He was employed as a laborer with Laborers International Union of North America, Local 964, New Castle. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, with a rank of engineman third class, having served in Vietnam. He was the recipient of the Combat “V,” Navy Commendation Medal and received his citation from E.R. Zumwalt Jr., vice admiral, U.S. Navy, commander of U.S. Naval Forces, Vietnam. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, Meadville.

Timothy enjoyed the casinos, loved visiting Las Vegas, Nev., and enjoyed the family vacations in Ocean City and to Trout Camp.

Timothy is survived by a daughter, Teresa Marie Buzza of Meadville; a son, Tracy Richard Buzza and his wife, Julie, of Blooming Valley; four grandchildren, Trey John Marin, Journey Marie Marin, Chelsea Kightlinger and Carressa Kightlinger; a brother, Michael Buzza and his wife, Kathy, of Meadville; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ruth Ann Barnes and her husband, Howard, of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Family and friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville. The memorial service will follow on Friday at 7 p.m. with Pastor David Brumagin of Meadville Medical Center, Pastoral Care, officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by VFW Post 2006 at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions can be made to Vietnam Veterans Post 52, 13240 Dunham Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin Street, Meadville.