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Robert J. BugaRobert "Bud" J. Buga, Sr., 85, of Lorain, Ohio, passed away, Friday, July 1, 2016 at Anchor Lodge Retirement Center, Lorain. He was born in Sheffield Village, Ohio on September 25, 1931. He lived most of his life in Lorain.
Robert served in the military overseas and worked for many years in the steel industry. He loved spending time in his garden, woodworking, fishing, and playing cards. Robert was well loved by all and will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his sons, Robert J. Buga, Jr. and James J. Buga, daughters, Pamela K. Moore, Audrey J. Miller, Bambie L. Michael and Misty R. Peto; as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Buga in 1978; and a son, Paul T. Buga in 2014; and his parents, Louis Buga Sr. and Margaret (nee Petrovich) Buga.
The family privately gathered to remember Robert. The Dovin Funeral Home, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, handled the arrangements.
To send online condolences go to www.dovinfuneralhome.com.
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September 20, 2017 at 01:19 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
I miss my dad so much. Every day of my life is filled with memories of him and I. From as early as I can remember I was sitting beside him in his workshop, sweeping his sawdust, planting in his garden, going fishing, and tagging along every Saturday while he went to his card games. He read my bedtime stories and always made sure to sit on the edge of my bed during thunderstorms until I fell asleep. He did his best to tie my hair into pigtails before school. He taught me to cook and made everything homemade from his famous fresh-caught catfish to his chicken and dumplings. He spent all winter canning his peppers and tomatoes for the year ahead. He handmade all of my toys from my blocks to my teeter-totter and even the desk I used to do my homework every night. He taught me to catch fireflies. We'd go on treasure hunts with his metal detector. He loved animals and always had a dog for a companion as well as lots of kittens and rabbits over the years. One of his favorite treats was a filet-o-fish and a butterscotch-dipped cone with a root beer. He loved sitting on the front porch, socializing with his friends and neighbors. Every great memory I have is with him and I'm eternally grateful for the life he shared with me. Misty.
Misty Peto - July 06, 2016 at 01:07 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM
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