Franklin D. Buell

Born: Wed., Jan. 20, 1937
Died: Tue., Sep. 8, 2020


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Sep. 10, 2020
Location: Croghan

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Sep. 11, 2020
Location: Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan

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LOWVILLE (NEW BREMEN), NY ~ Franklin D. Buell, 83 of 8330 NYS Rt. 812, Lowville, passed in the presence of his loving family on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his home.

Born January 20, 1937, the youngest son of Claude and Clara (Ripley) Buell, he was a 1955 graduate of Lowville Academy.

He married Carolyn E. Bush on May 5, 1956 at St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan with the Rev. Louis Hamm, officiating. Mrs. Buell died on January 23, 2014.

During his younger years, Frank worked on local farms, for the laundry mat behind the former Windsor Hotel in Lowville as a teen, and at Hoch Bros. in Lowville.  From 1956 until 1969 he owned and operated the Atlantic Gas Station in Lowville, and from 1969 until 1986, along with his wife, owned and operated Crystal View Hotel in New Bremen. He later co-owned and ran Northland Coffee with partner, Blair Sandri, and also worked for the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department as a Process Server until his retirement in the late 1990’s.

Frank held honorary memberships in the Croghan Volunteer Fire Department and New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department from which he was bestowed with the prestigious New York State Fireman of the Year honors in 1979. He was also a member of the New Bremen Fish and Game Club and the Lowville Elk’s Lodge #1605, as well as being an honorary member of the Taggert Hunting Club.

Throughout his life, Frank enjoyed card playing, watching NASCAR and football, and special times spent with his family.

Surviving are his five children, Christina (Larry) Hoch, of Belfort, Richard (Marcie) Buell, David (Cindy) Buell, and Jeffrey (Brenda) Buell, all of New Bremen, and Teresa Buckingham, of Croghan; seven grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; a brother and sister who are twins, Leland Buell and Laura McLaughlin; several brothers and sisters-in-law, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his loving wife, Carolyn, of 57 years, he was predeceased by his infant son, Ronald James, a twin of Richard, a granddaughter, Erin Buckingham, daughter–in-law, Vicky (Berrus) Buell; three brothers, Brice, Blair and Robert Buell; three sisters, Alleen, and Lynda Lou Buell, and Marion Doolittle, and a special sister-in-law, Marie Buell

Frank’s Funeral Service will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, with the Rev. Bruce W. Chapman, retired Methodist Minister, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Croghan.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, September 10th from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Covid restrictions will be observed.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the New Bremen Volunteer Fire Department or Lewis County Search and Rescue.

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James D Howley
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Buell family, upon the passing of Frank. Frank was a special man to so many, and such a great person to be around.His hard work and dedication was always second to none, whether it was delivering civil papers or making his coffee deliveries he always had time to talk. Rest in peace Frank we will take it from here.

Randy and Ellen Lyndaker
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Frank was a easy going man,May he Rest In Peace.So sorry for all of the family at a sad time like this,but now Frank will get his wish and go be with his wife Carolyn.

Norma Anderson
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
My sincere sympathies to all of your family. He was a great man and a good friend. If I were not in Florida, I would be there.

Jackie P
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
I am so very sorry for your loss.
I’m gonna miss him.

Tim and Lenna Schack
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Chris, Rick,Dave,Jeff and Teresa: May your Dad be surrounded by the everlasting love of God. Imagine the joyous reunion he is having with your Mom right now!

Cheryl Garrison
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
Dave,Cindy and family. I send my deepest sympathies to all of you. Loosing a loved father is painful. May you be comforted by those that surround you

Julie Hoppel Trickey and Family
   Posted Wed September 09, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Praying that you all find comfort through this difficult time.

Deanna Haggerty
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Buell Family - our sincere condolences for your loss. We have many fond memories of Frank. Jim & Deanna Haggerty

joe and crystal schack
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family . May the reuniting of your parents bring relief in this time of your sorrow.


Joe and Crystal Schack

Brenda (Hutt) Logan
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
My deepest sympathy for Chris, Dave, Rick, Teresa and Jeff on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. May your dad be happy in heaven, reuniting with your mom, all family who have departed before him and his reunion with God the Almighty. Instead of sadness may you all feel peace.

Daryl Lehman/Brigit Bruce/Carol LaValley
   Posted Thu September 10, 2020
Thoughts and Prayers for entire Family, Frank was a great Family Friend.

Chad And Michelle LaPlatney
   Posted Fri September 11, 2020
Everyone are thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sorry for your loss.

Mark Sandri
   Posted Sat September 12, 2020
Dear David, Rick, Jeff, Chris, and Teresa, I was sad to here of the passing of your dad. He was a good friend who I knew for almost fifty years. And during that time, we made some good memories. I hope he is at rest now in a peaceful place with Carolyn.
I send my sincere condolences. Mark.

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