Thomas Hartley Buehler

December 6, 1942November 4, 2016

Thomas (Tom) Hartley Buehler, 73, of Winter Springs, Florida passed away peacefully on November 4, 2016, after complications of an emergency medical procedure.

Tom was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Hammonton High School in NJ and attended Rutgers University. He served his country in the US Army at Headquarters Company, 17th Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Division, and in the Army National Guard of NJ.

Tom made a number of interesting career moves over the years, having worked as a programmer for the railroad in PA, building homes with his brothers at Buehler Brothers in NJ, hauling gasoline in NJ and FL, managing the computer systems for an auto dealer group in FL and GA, and maintaining telecommunications for a large law firm in Orlando.

At the age of 62 he accomplished a long-time dream by attending the law enforcement academy and becoming a reserve deputy sheriff for the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office in Sanford, FL. Tom volunteered over 2,000 hours a year in the Domestic Security Division assigned to the Fugitive Apprehension Unit and sworn to the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, with the responsibility of apprehending criminals and keeping our community safe. He was also a volunteer with the SCSO EOD Unit as an assistant bomb tech.

In addition to his wife, children and grandchildren, and two dogs, his passions were old cars and race cars, motorcycles, RVing, photography, wildlife and backyard birds, reading, and music.

Tom is survived by his wife of 30 years, Christine Buehler (Telkamp), five children; Kimberley Weido and Thomas Buehler of New Jersey and Julia McCumber, Christina Johnson, and Chip Sierputowski of Florida, ten grandchildren; Tyler, Austin, Cody, and Dane of NJ and Anthony, Jordan, Matt, Roman, Sydnee, and Nichole of FL, brothers; John, Bud and Bill Buehler of NJ and Al Buehler of FL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents, Fred and Martha Buehler, his sister Ruth McCormick, and his brother Bob Buehler.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation at Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home, 994 East Altamonte Drive in Altamonte Springs on Wednesday, November 9th, from 5PM – 8PM. Services will be held at Northland a Church Distributed, 530 Dog Track Rd, Longwood FL on Thursday, November 10th at 2:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Seminole County Sheriff’s Office Community Foundation for the Tom “Pops” Buehler Memorial Law Enforcement Academy Fund at 100 Bush Boulevard, Sanford, Florida 32771 or A New Beginning Pet Rescue Inc., PO Box 536113, Orlando, FL 32853-6113.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 9, 2016
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 10, 2016


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Michele Gill

November 11, 2016

Dearest Christine and family,

I am deeply sadden by your sudden loss. Tom was a great man that touched the hearts of many people through his years. And he will always leave an everlasting impression in our hearts. May God bless you all and give you strength through your healing. If you need anything please do not hesitate to ask. Sincerely, Michele Gill and Family

Marty and Bobbie Mellor

November 10, 2016

All our thoughts and prayers for you and your family at this time. He was a great guy... and will be missed by all.

Cathleen Coffey

November 8, 2016

I was so sad to hear of Tom's passing. He was a great guy and fun to work with when he worked at Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. He always went the extra mile to fix whatever the problem was. Usually, he could figure out the problem when nobody else could, and he always did it with a smile. My deepest condolences to his family.

November 8, 2016

My condolences to the Buehler family, bless you all.
Stu Worrell - HHHS Class of 1960

Caity Spellman

November 8, 2016

Extending my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Tom was a great man, a great friend and will be forever missed.

Linda Bennett

November 8, 2016

My deepest sympathy for you and your family for you loss. Please know if there is anything you may need that I can help you with (personally or professionally) please feel free to reach out to me.

Linda Bennett

Ray Leone

November 8, 2016

One of the good guys. So sorry to hear of his passing.

November 8, 2016

Sending my condolences to the Buehler family. I hope you can find comfort in the promise found at Isa. 35:5,6. May you find the strength to cope through this difficult time.

Kathy Gallo

November 7, 2016

After seeing all the pictures posted on FB of his Europe trip with Christine, I was saddened to hear that he had passed away. My prayers and good wishes go out to his family. The world has lost one of the really good ones.

Anthony & Jennie Lafferman

November 7, 2016

Please accept our heartfelt condolences as words cannot begin to express the sadness we are feeling right now for Christine and the Buehler family. Tom always helped others in the time of need as his friendship will be forever missed. May he rest in the everlasting peace of Christ Almighty.