Edward W. “Pluke” Buhl, 84, of Brownsville, Shenandoah, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Ashland, Jan. 6, 1931, he was a son of the late Gurney and Lillian Kroh Buhl.
He was a 1948 graduate of the former Butler Township High School.
Earlier, Ed worked as a miner in the local coal industry. He retired from the former Shenandoah Lumber Co. He was a handyman, skilled mechanic and small engine repairman, having fixed many lawnmowers throughout the years.
He was of the Protestant faith. In his younger years, Pluke took an interest in boxing.
Preceding him in death, in addition to his parents, were his wife, the former Dolores Santella, Sept. 12, 2007; three grandsons, Stephen J. Sosna Jr., Chad Stevens and an infant grandson at birth; a granddaughter, Tracey Sosna; a son-in-law, Joseph A. Kutsko; and two sisters, Elizabeth Razzis and Ruth Deeter.
Surviving are a son, Edward C. Buhl and his wife, Mary Marlana, Shenandoah; four daughters, Sandra Pretko and her husband, Bernard, Shenandoah, Barbara Kutsko, Shenandoah, Deborah M. Abrachinsky and her husband, William, Shenandoah, and Maria Stevens and her fiance, John Hilbert, Shenandoah; nine grandchildren, Dustin Abrachinsky, Dana Chuplis, Paula Davis, Dawn Kowalick, Jill Schweikert, Lisa Reese, Joyce Menjivar, Maricia Buhl and Jason Muraczewski; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Richard Buhl; four sisters, Shirley Buhl, Marie Cress, Charlotte Todd and Carol Britton; nieces and nephews.
Religious and prayer services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah. Pastor Nelson Reppert, chaplain for Covenant Home Care, will officiate. Interment will follow in Our Lady of Dawn Cemetery, Shenandoah Heights. Relatives and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, Shenandoah, is in charge of the arrangements.