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Allen "Bob" Buente

    • Allen "Bob" Buente
    • July 31, 1930 - December 15, 2011
    • Viewing Location: 6330 Center Street, Mentor, OH 44060
    • Viewings: December 21, 2011 3:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Allen "Bob" Buente, age 81, passed away Dec. 15, 2011, at home. Born July 31, 1930, in Cincinnati, Allen had lived in the Mentor area for the past 15 years. An avid bowler, he participated in two leagues at Scores, the Monday Night Men's League and Tuesday Seniors. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. After his discharge from the Navy, he served in the Merchant Marine as a 2nd Engineering Officer for 10 years. He was then employed by FM Global as a senior general adjuster, retiring in 1996, after 33 years of service. Allen is survived by his devoted wife, Lynn (Koenig); son, Patrick from a previous marriage; brother, Walter; stepbrother, James Callahan (Bonnie); and by stepsisters, Margaret Burke and Patricia Hilton (Marcus). He was "Granddad" to A'Jonia, Pakaria, Na'Dria and Zanaya and a much loved uncle and great-uncle to his nieces and nephews. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Edith; stepmother, Anna; sister, Mary Carole; grandmother, Anna; and stepbrothers, Jack and George. The family will receive friends from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Home, 6330 Center St. (Route 615, north of Route 2), Mentor, OH 44060. A brief prayer service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday by Fr. Thomas Johns, Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, followed by a sharing of memories. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Allen's memory be made to Senior Independence Hospice, 38721 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, OH 44094, or to a charity of your choice .
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    • To Bob's family, I want to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences from me, and from the entire Kristof family. Dear Lynn, We think of you not just as a friend but as part of our extended family. You and Bob have always been there for us when we lost our loved ones -- Mom, Dad and (most recently) our dear brother Stephen. Today, we are with you in spirit as you mourn the passing of your wonderful husband, Bob. I hope it will help you to think that Bob is in great company "upstairs"! I wish you comfort as you cherish the memories of your life with Bob. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Marguerite Kristof
    • Marguerite A. Kristof • 12/21/11, 3:09 pm
    • Heaven has gained a guardian angel. Although he will surely be missed, we have many wonderful memories of this kind, gentle thoughtful man who we were pleased to call...brother. Rest in peace Bob and sincere condolences to Lynn who made him so happy. With much love ~Jim, Bonnie & Jamie Callahan
    • Jim, Bonnie & Jamie Callahan • 12/20/11, 9:35 pm

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