Obituary: Frank Dave Buffo
January 24, 2013
Frank Dave Buffo, 58 passed away at his home in Gardnerville surrounded by his family and friends on Monday, June 25, 2012.
Dave was born in Monterey, Calif., he moved with his family to South Lake Tahoe in 1964, where he attended elementary through high school. He returned to the Monterey area to achieve his A.S. degree in electronics.
Dave married his high school sweetheart, Elaine O’Gieblyn, in 1974 at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in So. Lake Tahoe. They were best of friends throughout their 38 years of marriage. He was father to three sons Brian, Matthew and Stephen.
In 1976, he moved his young family to Gardnerville and worked for Heintz Electric. In 1983 Dave and his partner, Adam Geiger, started AD Electric in Gardnerville. Dave continued as an electrical contractor as Buffo Electric and served the community until his death.
He instituted a yearly “Family Reunion” to S.F Giants baseball games, over the years it grew to include more then 40 people.
Dave was a charter member of High Sierra Fellowship where he served as an elder and board member. He placed God first in his life and enjoyed serving in the church and was a gifted peacemaker.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his dad and spending time with family and friends.
Dave is survived by his wife, Elaine Buffo; sons, Brian, Matthew and wife Margot, Stephen and his wife Katie with their daughter Lainey. Also his mother, Annabella Buffo; brother, Dan (Deborah), sister, Theresa (Pete) Kolp, brother, Michael (Renee) Buffo and many nephews and nieces. The Buffo family wishes to thank Visacare Hospice for their comforting help.
A memorial service was held Saturday, July 7, 11:00am at High Sierra Fellowship, 1701 Lucerne St. Minden, Nev. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to “High Sierra Fellowship Youth Group”.
2 Timothy 4:6-8
“For I am already being poured out like a drink
offering, and the time has come for my departure. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge,
will award to me on that day – and not only to me, but
also to all who have longed for his appearing.”