Mr. Thomas Tom J. Buhring Sr.

October 3, 1925November 6, 2010

Mr. Thomas J. “Tom” Buhring, Sr. – a lifelong resident of Mobile, passed this life on Saturday, November 6, 2010. He attended McGill Institute from 1941 through 1943. Upon the U.S.’s entrance into WWII, he joined the U. S. Navy and served in the Pacific from 1943 to 1946. After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he signed a professional baseball contract with the Pittsburg Pirates. He was employed with the U. S. Reserve Fleet (“Ghost Fleet”) in Bay Minette, AL, for twenty years. He was also employed with the U. S. Coast Guard Aviation Center in Mobile for nineteen years, receiving many awards and citations for his outstanding government service which spanned a total of thirty-nine years. He was well known at Dauphin Island, Dog River, Fowl River, and around the Mobile area for his expertise and dedication to his work on inboard/outboard motors, gaining him the nickname, “The Outdrive King”. Mr. Buhring was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church, and a sponsor for the Priest’s Burse Club. Mr. Buhring was an avid outdoorsman and one of his greatest joys was taking his grandchildren hunting and fishing. He was a loyal and faithful husband, a loving and caring father, father-in-law, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He is survived by his loyal and faithful wife of sixty years, Elizabeth “Liz” Schreiner Buhring; a loving and dedicated son, Tom Buhring, Jr.; a caring daughter-in-law, Cindy Kramer Buhring; loving grandchildren, Lesley Christine Delchamps (David), Leigh Elizabeth Hadley (Bud), Thomas J. “Beau” Buhring, III, and Lori Michelle Buhring; and great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Elizabeth Hadley, Logan Reid Hadley, and Isabelle Reece Hadley. He is also survived by his brother, John F. Burhing (Mary); cousin, James J. Buhring; caring nephews, Bill Wildberger (Lynn) and William L. “Billy” Wildberger, Jr.; caring nieces, Peggy Fath Safin (Richard) and Karen and Melissa Safin; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. The family wishes to thank the members of the food for the bereaved of St. Dominic Church, and the manager and employees of Morrison’s Cafeteria, for their genuine kindness, concern, and generosity. Special thanks to the physicians, Cynthia R. Crouder, Alton B. James, and Donald Kirby, the nurses and staff of Mobile Infirmary, and Gayle Carter from the Dietary Department for their genuine love and concern. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 from St. Dominic Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 10 A.M. until 11 A.M. on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be in Pine Crest Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Dominic Catholic Church, 4156 Burma Road, Mobile, AL 36693 or the McGill-Toolen Foundation, 1501 Old Shell Road, Mobile, AL 36604.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Mr. Thomas Tom J. Buhring Sr.

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Johnny Miller

December 2, 2010

Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.

Seth Hannah

December 1, 2010

I just heard your Dad has passed. You are in our prayers. I remember seeing you and your Dad with the kids fishing so many times. Be sure to pass along our condolences to your Mom. Anything we can do don't hesitate to call.

Lucille Jaco

November 29, 2010

So sorry about the loss of your dad. It is never an easy time but especially at the season. You will be in my thoughts.
~Lucille Chartier Jaco, McGill '85

Emmit Dendy

November 11, 2010

My sympathy is with you and your Mother. What a wonderful and honest man he was. I got to know him at Dauphin Island over the years. If something needed to be done, he would get it done with a grin and a joke. I can see him now bouncing around the boatyard moving much better than men half his age. I can only imagine how he was in his younger years. He will be missed by all.

November 10, 2010

Liz and Tommy
I saw the obituary at the Press Register web site. I have many memories hunting and fishing with Thomas when I was much younger. He was always a fun person to be with. I am in Nashville now.


November 10, 2010

My thought and prayers are with you and your family.
Linda Crabtree

November 9, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I always enjoyed talking with Tom when he came in to eat at Morrisons. He will be missed.
Doug Hackney

November 9, 2010

Tommy, sorry for the loss of your Dad. He was a wonderful man. Janice and I offer our deepest sympathy. Steve Lee

Dawn McEnery

November 9, 2010

My prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Met your dad a couple times when he came into our company. Enjoyed the visit and his quick wit and conversation. Wish I had met him earlier to hear about his service to our country. God bless all of you.

November 9, 2010

My favorite uncle and a great man. He had a great impact on my life. I will truly miss him. Love ya,
Bill Wildberger