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Francis Buell

July 21, 1931 ~ August 24, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old
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Obituary

Francis (Frank) Buell, age 92, of Vestal, NY went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, August 24, 2023, joining his daughter Dawn in eternal glory. He was born July 21, 1931 in Corry, PA to Carl and Dora Buell. He is survived by his wife Rosina, daughter Cindi Conway (husband Shawn), son Jeff (wife Christine), son Christopher, twelve grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren.

Frank impacted many younger generations through his work ethic, his faith, his kindness, and his humor. After serving his country in the Korean War, he graduated from Gannon University. He built a career in the data processing field, working in executive roles at IBM, Blue Cross, and ITT Rayonier. After retirement, Frank devoted much of his time to serving those in need through management of the food pantry at Abundant Life Church in Syracuse, NY, where he served as an elder. Until his death, he also served as an elder at Family Life Church in Vestal, NY.

“I’ve lived a blessed life,” Frank would tell many who came to visit him in his latter years. He counted his blessings not in the status of his financial accounts, but in his friends, in his children, and in the laughter of younger generations. Perhaps — most of all — he found his blessing in the love of his wife of 66 years, Rosina.

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It was at the Italian Club in Corry, PA where Frank first felt Rosina Geraci’s warmth. In Rosina, he found love and purpose; in her Sicilian family, the warmth he had sought his entire life. And together within that warmth they built a home, a family, a life.

Through the years, Frank and Rosina have extended that same warmth to the people of their church, their community, even strangers, some of whom became family too. Always loving, always caring, this gentle patriarch, who worked hard his entire life to love his Savior, his family, his church, all those whom he encountered, will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life In Christ will take place on Sunday September 3rd, 2023 at 3 PM with calling hours from 2-3 pm at Family Life Church, 157 Clark Street, Vestal, NY 13850. The service will also be available on the Family Life Church YouTube page. Burial will be private. (Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Lifeline through Family Life Church at www.flcvestal.org.)

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
September 3, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Family Life Church
157 Clark Street
Vestal, NY 13850

Funeral Service
Sunday
September 3, 2023

3:00 PM
Family Life Church
157 Clark Street
Vestal, NY 13850

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