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ONEONTA - Brian C. "Buzz" McMullen, 50, passed away Feb. 24, 2018, at home following a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born June 9, 1967, in Oneonta, the son of Robert A. and Janice E. (Alger) McMullen, Sr.
Buzz was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved both immensely whether it was being in his boat out on the lake or in the woods, watching the sun rise and set, simply being a part of nature.
He also enjoyed camping and archery.
Buzz had a passion for demolition derby, always having one of the best cars. He received many trophies of excellence in the hobbies he held dear to his heart.
Buzz tried to maintain a positive attitude, being helpful and supportive to others, bringing people up when they were down, bringing joy and laughter into their lives. He most especially cherished the strong and close ties with his family.
Buzz was employed by Nelson's Tree Service, a career he took great pride and joy in. He was a mentor to many with his expertise, being considered one of the best in the business.
He is survived by his loving wife of 16 years, Marianne; daughter, Michelle Marie "Squirrel" McMullen and her son, grandson, Landon; son, Richard Clayton "Old Partner" McMullen (Kayla Mudge); parents, Robert A. and Gen McMullen, Sr.; sisters, Karen Krom (Jon), Laurie McMullen, Kimberly Duncan (Lateef); step-children, Teri-Ann, Christine, Mariann, Stephen, Liam Baker; six step-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was predeceased by his mother, Janice; son, Paige McMullen; and brother, Robert McMullen.
Visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon with the memorial service at noon, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at the Assembly of God Church, 1667 County Hwy 48, Oneonta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River St. Service Road, Oneonta, NY 13820.
For online condolences visit, www.lhpfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted with Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.
Published on February 27, 2018
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