William A. Buehler, 74, Mr. Softee ice cream driver, Manheim Twp. Lions Club president

By on July 8, 2015

William A. “Bill” Buehler, 74, of Lititz, passed away Friday, July 3, 2015, at Lancaster Regional Hospital.

Bill was born in Lancaster, son of the late James C. and Ella M. (Harnish) Buehler. He was predeceased by one sister and three brothers.

Bill is survived by his wife and loving companion of 54 years: Judith A. Buehler; three sons: Brian D. Buehler of Owings Mills, Md.; Christopher S. Buehler, husband of Jill, of Houston, Texas; and Timothy J. Buehler, husband of Emi, of Raleigh, N.C.; and three grandchildren: Amber, Alexander, and Amelia. Bill also is survived by his mother-in-law: Naomi I. Young.

Bill graduated from Lancaster Catholic High School in 1958, drove a Mr. Softee Truck, and worked for AC&S, Penn Dairies, Victor F. Weaver Inc., and Bird-in-Hand Farms. In his youth, Bill served as an altar boy in St. Anthony of Padua Church, was a paperboy for many years, and excelled in Lancaster Junior Achievement.

Over the years, Bill enjoyed traveling, bowling, golf, cards, and reading the daily newspaper, and was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Bill was a longtime active member of the Manheim Township Sunrise Lions Club, including serving two terms as president.

Family and friends will be received for a viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, July 9, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 601 E. Delp Road, Lancaster, with the Rev. Dr. David Danneker as celebrant. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family at St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery, Lancaster.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s name may be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society online at lls.org; by phone: 888-557-7177; or by mail to: Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202.

To leave the family an online condolence, visit SnyderFuneralHome.com. Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Lititz, handled the arrangements.

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