Ralph W. Buzard

| February 15, 2019

Ralph W. Buzard, 93, of New Bethlehem, died Thursday morning, February 14, 2019, at the Clarion Hospital.

Born December 8, 1925 in Lawsonham, he was a son of the late Joseph Arthur “Art” and Nellie Armetta (Stitt) Buzard.

He married Bernice (Clouse) on March 24, 1947 and they were married for over 71 years.

Mr. Buzard proudly served his country during WWII from 1944 to 1946. He was a press operator for Kittanning Brick.

He is survived by his wife Bernice, of New Bethlehem, two children, Carl Buzard, of Rimersburg, and a daughter, Wilma Thomas and her husband Bob of Warren, Ohio, five grandchildren, Kristin (John) Shick, Brian Thomas (Tonya), Rob Buzard, Stacey Thomas (Lance Yarger, Jr.) and Eric Thomas, twelve great grandchildren, Nesa (Kevin) Wurster, Kayley (Elaina), Caden, Nate, Koby, Chance, Carly, Nicholas, Nicole (Mark) Treadway, Taylor, Gabrielle and Brian II, two great-great-granddaughters, Briana and Luci, and a sister, June Ritts of Sligo.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Guy, Purcil, Cecil, Albert, John, Connell, Fred and Charles Buzard, and five sisters, Janet Ryder, Virginia Holler, Dessie Buzard, Alice Bellesfield and Bessie Buzard, a daughter-in-law, Norma Buzard, two infant grandsons, and a great-granddaughter, Rachel Shick

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, February, 16, 2019, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.

The funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor Mark Deeter officiating.

Interment will be held in the Rimer Hill Cemetery, Armstrong County.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.alcornfuneralhome.com.

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