Robert Mario Buettgens

December 7, 1947January 22, 2017

Robert (Bob) Buettgens, 69, passed away on January 22, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son, Matthew; brother, Alfred and his wife Beverly; two nieces, Denise Kresco and Tracey Clancy; and one nephew, Jeffrey Buettgens. Bob was a Navy veteran, retired federal investigator after 30 years of service, retired real estate agent in Culpeper. He was involved in establishing Native American Flute Circles in Orange and Culpeper; participated in Jin Shin Jyitsu energy healing group and the local Democratic National Committee. He was involved in helping the Crossroads Youth Orchestra (Windmore Foundation) Scholarship Fund. Contributions in his name may be made to Crossroads Youth Orchestra, P.O. Box 38, Culpeper, VA 22701-0038. Condolence may be given at Arrangements have been entrusted to the Clore-English Funeral Home, 11190 James Monroe Highway, Culpeper, VA 22701.


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John Giannico

February 16, 2017

Dear Pattie,
So sorry about Bob. I just found out so I apologize for the late message. Bob was a great man. We met him as our real estate agent, where he did us so well on the sale of our lots. He was a true professional. Then we connected over our love of wood and art. He was excited to be working with wood again and I helped him plane that huge walnut slab of wood as shown in the attached picture at my house. Rita and I enjoyed dining with you both and visiting you at your home. I had intended to get together with you both at the last flute playing event but at the last minute decided I couldn't make it. What a shame I missed out seeing him one last time. Our prayers are with you now. I am richer for having known him, this pure and gentle man of integrity and honesty and one who loved life and people, and was a true artist.

January 30, 2017

So sorry to hear of the death of your dear husband and father, Bob He will always be remembered as a great guy.
With our deepest sympathy

Mike and Pat Costello

January 29, 2017

Dear Pat and Matt,
I was so thankful to meet you both at church this morning. We welcomed and enjoyed Bob into our Centering Prayer group at St. Stephen's and so very much enjoyed his openness and contributions. Please accept our condolences as we pray with you for the repose of his soul.
Kitty Whitman

Walter Büttgens

January 29, 2017

Liebe Patty, lieber Matthew, wir fühlen und trauern mit euch in diesen schweren Stunden. Die Nachricht von Bobs Tod kam überraschend wie aus heiterem Himmel und hat uns alle geschockt. Leider habe ich meinen Cousin Bob erst vor einigen Jahren kennengelernt. Wir Denken gerne an all die schönen Stunden, die wir mit ihm verbringen durften. Er wird in unseren Herzen weiterleben.

Kathy Ellis

January 28, 2017

Dear Pattie,
I am so sorry to hear this. I think we all met when you first came to Culpeper--maybe at the Museum one day? You both were so supportive--I well remember Bob's enthusiasm for Salubria, photography, and birding. I was actually thinking about you, having seen a notice for the Flute Circle. I've missed seeing you both, send my deepest sympathy.

January 27, 2017

Bob, thanks for the memories.....with love, your brother...Al

Tim Paul

January 26, 2017

Pattie and Matthew, I was a friend of Bob's in high school and college at UB. We each pursued law enforcement careers but were not in contact for over 40 years. Recently, we discovered each other's presence in Virginia and began to meet monthly for lunch. We both enjoyed reminiscing about common friends and classmates, and catching up on each other's lives. Bob was a special person with a loving, compassionate personality and I am so glad that we reunited in friendship before his passing. I wish for you both peace and comfort at this time, and many years of happy and joyful memories.
Tim Paul

January 26, 2017

I am so very, very sad to hear of Bob's passing. He was such an inspiration to me, despite our November shock. But I am carrying forward Bob's and Bernie's message. And I was at the March on Saturday.....butI think Bob probably knows this already.
Your friendship has been a true treasure.
Sarah Hays

Rita Nickle

January 26, 2017

Dear Pattie,

We, members of the Culpeper Silver Club and the Culpeper Native American Indian Flute Circle, just met Bob in December and have been so touched by his loving generous spirit. Please let us know if there is any support we can give you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Rita for Alla, Judy, June, Nora and Stephanie.

Diane Fletcher

January 26, 2017

I knew Bob from Marcellus. We graduated in the same class. I remember him as being fun, kind and a genuinely lovely person. Rest well.