Richard E. Buffenbarger, 59

Richard E. Buffenbarger, 59, of Wapakoneta, died Friday morning, Aug. 22, 2014, at his residence. He was born Sept. 25, 1954, to the late Glenn E. and Eulabelle Jenkins Buffenbarger.

Richard worked at the Auglaize Industries Workshop in New Bremen for 41 years.

He is survived by his brother, Jim (Sandra) Buffenbarger, of Lima; his nephew, Randy (Jan) Buffenbarger, of Leesburg, Va.; his nieces, Shelly (Darin) Grimm, of Lima, Beth (Matt) Briggs, of Lima, and Julie (Don Andrews) Buffenbarger, of Medina; three great-nephews and four great-nieces.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to the staff of CRSI and Auglaize Industries for their care and support of Richard.

A private graveside service at Walnut Hill Cemetery, near New Hampshire, Ohio will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Auglaize Industries Activity Fund; 330 West Boesel Avenue; New Bremen, Ohio 45869.

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Arrangements are by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.