Mr. Donald James Buhite died on April 30, 2018 at his home in Green. He was born April 10, 1929 in Springfield Township, the son of Wayne and Mary (Wymer) Buhite.
Mr. Buhite was preceded in death by his wife Violet, his son David Blair, his brother David Buhite, and sister Catherine Haines. He is survived by his daughters Carol (Ron) McDonald and Debra (John) Keys; his sister Florence (Joe) Durkey; his four grandchildren Jeff (Jodi) Morgan, Gary (Michelle) Morgan, Matt (Robyn) Connelly, and Michael S. (Kim) Connelly; and nine great-grandchildren.
Mr. Buhite was a veteran of the Korean War and worked as a machinist for Perfection Mold and Machine in Akron for 45 years. He loved motorcycles, gardening, and baseball.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 5, 1:00 p.m. at Hecker Funeral Home, Uniontown with Pastor Marvin Thomas, Jr. presiding. The family will receive visitors from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Uniontown.
The family wishes to express special thanks to Summa Hospice Care.
Those wishing to share their prayers, condolences, or memories, please visit: heckerfuneralhome.com
Note of remembrance for Grandpa:
Gary Morgan, Grandson in CA.
Many people know I’m a motorcycle enthusiast and one of the reasons I moved to California was to explore other parts of this country on two wheels. I never really gave it much thought, but in many ways I owe that journey and sense of adventure to my Grandpa. He started this motorcycle obsession that still carries on in our family today. During a recent visit he shared a story about the first motorcycle he bought from Sears, from there the riding bug eventually spread through our family and is still strong today.
I have many memories of riding with my brother, father and Grandpa through Amish Country. We typically rode the same roads, ate at the same Amish restaurants and took breaks at the same roadside stops. It never got old and every ride seemed different from the previous one. The riding was always awesome, but it wouldn’t have been the same without the good laughs and conversation we had when we would take breaks. Grandpa’s little quips and dry sense of humor always provided a good laugh. Grandpa loved to ride.
They say Grandparents play an important part in child development. I feel fortunate to have had Grandpa in my life, the experiences we had together, and his influence on me becoming the person I am today.