Frederick Buchness

June 16, 1933October 4, 2012
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On October 4, 2012, Frederick G. Buchness, age 79, beloved husband of Mary Ruth Garvey Buchness; loving father of Mary Ruth Buchness, MD (Michael Arvystas, DMD), Lucy Buchness (Thomas Costigan), Laura Cooney (Greg), Noelle Buchness (Bob Simon) and Julie McKnight; Loving grandfather of Patrick, Briana, Nolan, Eve, AJ, Jordan and twins, Oliver and Freddy; Dear brother of George Buchness, DDS (Mary Le), Michael Buchness, MD (Peggy), Anthony Buchness and Catharine Strott. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012,10 a.m., at St. Mark’s Church (Chapel), 30 Melvin Ave, Catonsville. Internment private. In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Mark’s Church.


  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Visitation Sunday, October 7, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 8, 2012

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October 13, 2012

I was so sad to hear of Fred's passing. I worked with him for many years and not only was he my boss but he hired me. He was a character. Had a great sense of humor, many funny stories and was a kind man. A large man with a large heart. He was friends at work with George Marll and Bernie Jedrowicz and together they were like the 3 stooges, so funny together. He retired many years ago from MDTA and I lost contact with him but thought about him many times. He and Mary Ruth came to my wedding 20 years ago. He talked about his family all the time and loved them dearly. He was a special man and my thoughts and prayes go out to Mary Ruth, your children, grandchildren and family and friends. May you find comfort in the memories you have of your life with him. Rest in peace dear Fred.

Judy Brumley

October 11, 2012

Aunt Mary Ruth, Mimi, Lucy, Laura,Julie, Noel...
I have the fondest memories of coming to your home and playing with you and all the pets. What a great time it was when Uncle Freddy would come home at the end of the day and we ran to give him hugs!
Mom ( Aunt Rose Marie) always called Uncle Fred her Cuddle Bear!
Grandocs was always a blast when Uncle Fred would drive up with those huge containers of Butter Brickle Ice Cream!
Knowing Uncle Freddy is with Mom and Dad in heaven brings comfort...his bright smile, loving hugs is a gift I will treasure forever.

Love you,


Dulcie Garvey

October 9, 2012

Dear Aunt Mary Ruth and all my cousins--I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Uncle Freddy was always so kind with a great personality--always talking and making everyone feel welcome--and always talking about all his kids--you could tell how much he loved all of you. May God bring you peace and comfort at this very sad time.

October 9, 2012

Dear Mary Ruth and family,
We were so sorry to hear about Fred. He was always such a great addition to the neighborhood block parties, and I we enjoyed talking with him throughout the years. Our prayers are with you.
Toni and Richard Hiteshew

Jim Casey

October 9, 2012

Dear Buchness family, I have so many fond memories of your Dad growing up on Oak Hill Rd. I'll never forget my first Rock Fishing trip with your Dad and cleaning them in your backyard! We were so proud of our catch! He was such a soft spoken kind hearted man. Always liked how he called me Jimmy. Our prayers and loving thoughts to you.

October 8, 2012

Deepest condolences to all the Buchness family.

Emil & Carol Lazur

Missy Tully Wheeler

October 8, 2012

Dear Mrs. Buchness, Lucy, Mimi, Laura, Noelle, and Julie,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I have so many memories of Mr. Buchness always being so kind and welcoming. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May the love and care of your family and friends lift you up and support you at this difficult time.

Maria Garvey-Tara

October 8, 2012

Dear Aunt Mary Ruth, Mimi, Lucy, Laura, Noelle and Julie,
What wonderful memories I have of spending summer time with you and your Dad. He always had a story to tell and something to say to make me laugh. I will miss him. I am with you all in spirit as you go through these tough days. See you soon. Love, Muffet

Diane Daly

October 7, 2012

To the Buchness Family...our thoughts and prayers are with you now. Wishing you strenth during this difficult time. The photo of Fred with Daisy on his lap is how we will remember him...much love Diane, Darcy and Daisy...

October 7, 2012

Dear Mimi and family, David and I were so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Rochelle and David Knoller