Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Charles John “Charlie” Buxbaum 1939-2009

Charles John “Charlie” Buxbaum, age 69, son of Chris and Helen (Brisendine) Buxbaum was born August 8, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. He passed away on July 1, 2009 at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, Missouri.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Chris and Helen, and two brothers, David and Robert and a beloved pet “Ibbie”.

He was survived by Ruth of the home, two daughters Donna and Kathi and one son, John; one brother, Ronald Buxbaum; seven granddaughters Aleesha, Brittney, Marie, Chelsea, Kirsten, Whitney and Sydney; two great grandsons Keon and Tavien; nine nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and nephews.

The Buxbaum family moved from Chicago, Illinois to Eunice, Missouri in 1948 where Charlie attended grade school in a one room school house in Eunice, Missouri and he graduated from Summersville High School in Summersville, Missouri in 1958.

Charlie married Ruth on May 4, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia and to this union was born two daughters and one son.

Charlie served in the United States Army from August 1958 to August 1978, a Vietnam Veteran 1968 to 1969.

Charlie received Christ as his savior on June 23, 2009.

After serving twenty years in the United States Army, Charlie was head of the Automotive Department for Central Texas College at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for 13 years. He was an automotive teacher, and also had classes in Heating and Air Conditioning and Welding.

Charlie was a beloved father, son, brother, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and a good and loyal friend to many. Charlie enjoyed his family, working in the yard, teaching and helping others. Charlie listened to classical music, especially Pavarotti, he also enjoyed Irish music, the Celtic Women was a favorite because of the violin music.

Charlie survived many challenges in his life, his spirit was a strong one; he is a cancer survivor, as well as a survivor of many other illnesses throughout his later life. Emphysema claimed his life even though he fought till the end, he is now walking and breathing free in the Heavens above. We love you Honey, Dad, Pop, Papaw, PawDaddy and you are missed so much by so many.

Pine Lawn Cemetery

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