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Franklin D. Buell
January 20, 1937 ~ September 8, 2020

LOWVILLE (NEW BREMEN), New York ~ Franklin D. Buell, 83, of 8330 New York State Route 812, Lowville, passed in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at his home.

Born on January 20, 1937, the youngest son of Claude and Clara (Ripley) Buell, he graduated from Lowville Academy in 1955.  On May 5, 1956, he married Carolyn E. Bush at St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan with the Rev. Louis Hamm officiating.  Mrs. Buell died on January 23, 2014.

During his younger years, Frank worked on local farms, for the laundry mat behind the former Windsor Hotel in Lowville as a teen, and at Hoch Brothers in Lowville.  From 1956 until 1969, he owned and operated the Atlantic Gas Station in Lowville, and from 1969 until 1986, he and his wife owned and operated the Crystal View Hotel in New Bremen.  He, later, co-owned and ran Northland Coffee with a partner, Blair Sandri, and also worked for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department as a Process Server until he retired in the late 1990s.

Frank held honorary memberships in the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department and the New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department which honored him with the prestigious New York State Fireman of the Year Award in 1979.  A member of the New Bremen Fish and Game Club and the Lowville Elks Lodge #1605, he held an honorary membership in the Taggert Hunting Club as well. Throughout his life, Frank enjoyed playing cards, watching NASCAR races and football games, and celebrating special events with his family.

Surviving are his five children:  Christina (Larry) Hoch, of Belfort, Richard (Marcie) Buell, David (Cindy) Buell, and Jeffrey (Brenda) Buell, all of New Bremen, and Teresa Buckingham, of Croghan; seven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; a twin brother and sister, Leland Buell and Laura McLaughlin; and several brothers and sisters-in-law; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to Carolyn, his loving wife of fifty-seven years, he was predeceased by an infant son, Ronald James, a twin of Richard, a granddaughter, Erin Buckingham, a daughter–in-law, Vicky (Berrus) Buell; three brothers:  Brice, Blair, and Robert Buell; three sisters:  Alleen, and Lynda Lou Buell and Marion Doolittle, and a special sister-in-law, Marie Buell

Frank’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, with the Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired Methodist Minister, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 10th from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Covid restrictions will be observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department or Lewis County Search and Rescue.

Scanlon Funeral Homes, Croghan & Harrisville, New York, 2020.

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