Bertram Edward Buller
July 11, 1928 – July 24, 2020
Bertram Edward Buller, beloved father, Grandfather, Great-Grandfather passed away peacefully on July 24, 2020 in Golden, CO. He was 92. Bert was born July 11, 1928 to Edward and Martha Buller of Pearl River, NY.
No service is planned at this time; family and friends are asked to remember Bert with a toast and moment of reflection.
Part of The Greatest Generation, Bert served in the Army during WWII and then joined the Navy, serving as a Lieutenant during the Korean conflict onboard the destroyer escort ship U.S.S. Joyce. He was a graduate of Gettysburg College, in Pennsylvania. Bert taught high school math before embarking on a career with IBM Corp. as a programmer who traveled extensively to Europe and worked on the launch of the company’s first desktop PC. He loved soccer, golfing, fishing, Golden Retriever dogs, and snow-birding in Arizona during retirement.
Volunteering in his retirement community of Fort Collins was Bert’s passion and he freely gave his time to Poudre Valley Hospital, guiding families to the rooms of loved ones; working in the Thrift Shop to raise funds for the hospital; and serving as a guide in the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. He was an active member of the choir of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Ft. Collins until 2017 when he moved to Golden.
Bert was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Hunt Buller of Killawog, NY. He is survived by son David Buller, his spouse Mary and grandchildren Ian and Katherine; daughter Martha Stephenson, her spouse Craig and granddaughter Lesley; and daughter Carol O’Meara, her spouse Donald, grandson DJ and his wife Brittany, and great-grandchildren Liam and Kylie.
In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of Bertram Buller to the Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies(https://www.goldenrescue.com/donate-golden-retriever-rescue-colorado/) are appreciated.
- Golden Retriever Rescue of the Rockies
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Bertram Edward Buller
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August 4, 2020
Our condolences to Bert and Shirley's family.
August 3, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Bert was the kindest man when I delivered his mail and also when I did his taxes. Whenever I spent time with him, he made me feel special and cared for. His voice now adds to the Heavenly choir.
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. ...Where I am going, you know the way." John 14:1-4
Blessings to you!
Karen and Dave Williams
Dan and Kathy Wendland
July 29, 2020
Bert (and Shirley too) were so dear to us in the years they attended Shepherd of the Hills--we shared so many hugs, and sang so many songs together! When the choir sang an especially lively spiritual, Bert would join Dan in a concluding bass "Oh, yeah" at the very end. We say an "Oh, yeah" to Bert's years on earth and to the joy and good humor he brought to those who knew him. We will miss him!
Kathy and Dan Wendland, friends and choir members at SOTH
July 28, 2020
I remember Bert for as long as I remember anything! He and his lovely wife were my Uncle Bert and Aunt Shirley. Time spent with them at Hunt family events was always a joy and their visits to us were memorable. Aunt Shirley and Uncle Bert along with Aunt Ruth and Uncle Ted participated in camping adventures with my parents that included a Pace Arrow, an Airstream, and a Holiday Rambler which were fun RVs. Later, when my family was living in Northern Virginia, we had the pleasure of escorting Bert and Shirley on a visit to the then new National Native American Museum on the DC mall. From that time on they were affectionately known to our young kids as Bert and Ernie! Bert and Shirley are greatly missed.
July 27, 2020
My dad loved his family - here he is with his Great-Granddaughter, Kylie. He was a generous, loving soul.