In Memory of...
Anton Frank “Tony” Buffo, 87, of Arkansas City, died January
12 at the Presbyterian Manor Health Care Unit.
Tony was born July 20, 1922, in Frontenac, Kansas to Robert John and Pauline (Nizzia) Buffo. Tony graduated from Frontenac High in 1940. He received his bachelor’s degree from Pittsburg State in 1944. Tony served in the United States Navy during WWII. He returned to Pittsburg State to earn his master’s degree and took more graduate courses from Pittsburg State, Kansas State University, Columbia University of New York, the University of Michigan and Wichita State. He was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Tony married Wilda J. McIntyre on August 20, 1959, in Arkansas City. In 1966, Buffo was hired by Cowley College as dean of vocational- technical education and director of the area vocational-technical school, a position he held until 1970. From 1970 to 1973, Buffo served as dean of general education and occupational education. And from 1973 until his retirement in 1985, Buffo served as dean of instruction. He was a longtime member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, former member of the board of directors for the Arkansas City Area Chamber of Commerce and the ACACC Ambassadors Club, board of directors for the Arkansas City Rotary Club; Shelton-Beaty Post #18 American Legion, board of directors Kansas Vocational Association, North Central Association Accreditation Team, and one of eight Education Directors in the United States to work with the advisory committee on the Vocational Act of 1968.
Albert Raymond Miller, 69 of Arkansas City died Friday, January 22, 2010 at the South Central Kansas Regional Medical Center. Albert was born November 7, 1940 to Albert R. Miller and Evelyn (Roberts) Miller Rowan in Arkansas City. He attended Arkansas City High School and graduated in 1962. Albert continued at Cowley County Community College, graduating in 1968. He served in the National Guard from 1962 to 1968. On September 22, 1961 he married Lois Harp in Arkansas City. They divorced and he married Doris Mayhill Dent on July 1, 1984 in Arkansas City where the couple made their home. Albert worked for General Electric for 40 years as a lab tech. He worked for Davis Inotek for three years until retiring in June 0f 2009. Albert was a member of the St. Paul United Methodist Church.