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Obituaries

  • Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery Flint, Mich., at a later date.

    Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery Flint, Mich., at a later date.

Frederick Joseph Bueche, 91

April 17, 2015

Interment will be in Calvary Catholic Cemetery Flint, Mich., at a later date.

Inter­ment will be in Cal­vary Catholic Ceme­tery Flint, Mich., at a later date.

Fred­er­ick Joseph Bueche, 91, of Port Char­lotte, passed away Fri­day, April 17, at South Port Square ALF in Port Charlotte.

He was born Aug. 12, 1923, in Flush­ing, Mich., to Bernard and Mar­garet (Reckart) Bueche.

After receiv­ing a B.S. degree in physics, chem­istry, math and edu­ca­tion from the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, he became a teach­ing and research assis­tant in physics at Cor­nell. He received his Ph.D. from Cor­nell. As a post­doc­toral researcher there, he became a leader in the field of Poly­mer Sci­ence. Dur­ing pro­fes­sor­ships at the uni­ver­si­ties of Wyoming, Akron and Day­ton; he had nearly 100 ref­er­eed research papers pub­lished along with sev­eral text books. Dr. Bueche also spent two years in Turkey with the Peace Corps. He was elected as a Fel­low of the Amer­i­can Phys­i­cal Society.

In 1973 he became hap­pily mar­ried to Phyl­lis Burleson Bueche, his youngest brother’s widow. At that time he left uni­ver­sity work and became a text­book author full time. Through­out his entire life he was active in vol­un­teer work, try­ing to fill needs as he encoun­tered them.

Fred leaves behind his two loved step­daugh­ters, Nancy Bueche and Dar­lene Bueche. He was pre­ceded in death by his wife Phyl­lis in April 2010.

Inter­ment will be in Cal­vary Catholic Ceme­tery Flint, Mich., at a later date.

Arrange­ments by Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home, Inc. with pri­vate crematory.

You may share a mem­ory with the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com