William “Bill” R. Buhite Jr., 55, of 1166 Montmorenci Road, Ridgway, died Sunday January 17, 2021 unexpectedly at his residence.
He was born October 27, 1965, in Ridgway, a son of William Sr. and Ruth Stewart Buhite.
On September 9, 1995, at St. Leos Magnus Church, he married Rita Cregan, she survives of Ridgway.
Bill was a graduate of Ridgway High School class of 1984 and is member of St. Leos Magnus Church. Bill attended Clarion University to obtain his bachelor’s degree in teaching and master’s degree from Gannon University. Bill loved the outdoors, teaching, and his annual camping trip with his buddies. Bill will be remembered for being the greatest son that William and Ruth could ask for. Bill always had a helping hand and made a huge impact on everyone he came across. If Bill wasn’t out hunting and fishing, he was at home cooking a meal that everyone would remember.
In addition to his wife, Rita Cregan Buhite, and his parents, William and Ruth Buhite, he is survived by 2 daughters; Jenna Buhite of Ridgway, and Rachel Buhite and her boyfriend Shawn Breindel of Ridgway, 2 sisters; Lori Ann Pomeroy and her husband Seth of Kane, and Miriam Bonner and her Husband Jeff of Richmond, Va. He is also survived by many numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his Maternal grandparents, Willard and Valeria Stewart, and Paternal grandparents, Jean Zarambo and Frank Buhite.
Visitation will be held Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853. COVID-19 guidelines must be followed.
A Mass of Christian Burial for William Buhite Jr. will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Friday, January 22, 2021 at St. Boniface Church, 355 Main Street, Kersey, PA 15846 with Rev. Ross Miceli, Pastor, officiating.
Live streaming can been seen at St. Boniface Facebook, as well as Krise Funeral Home Facebook.
Burial will follow at Park Lawn Memorial Gardens
In leu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ridgway Fire Department.
Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA is entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences may be offered to the family at www.krisefuneralhome