William Buil, Sr.

Obituary of William N. Buil, Sr.

William Buil, affectionately known as Bill, was a hard-working, yet a compassionate man who always kept his commitments no matter what. He was born in Buffalo, New York, and attended Bishop Ryan catholic school where he competed as a cross country runner; here he met his high school sweetheart Donna at age 14. Bill and Donna would later marry each other and spend 50 wonderful years together with four children. In the later 1960s, Bill was drafted out of high school into the United States Army and served his time in Alaska, where he enjoyed many fond memories. Serving his country helped instill Bill’s passion for democracy, as he cared about everyone’s equality and bettering the county for everyone who lived in it. He was passionate about current events and appreciated not being interrupted while he was watching the news; he would even watch it on television while eating dinner. Even though he was stubborn at times, you could count on him to show his soft side because he always wanted to be there for everyone and do anything he could to help. Bill was always very honest, and you could hold his word with high integrity. He took care of their neighbors, Tex and Betty for many years. Bill showed his family and friends he cared in many ways, even if it was remembering the way they liked their steaks cooked. He often spoke of his father and was very proud of his German roots. Bill was a reserved, strict, traditionalist father, but always made sure his family was provided for. During his lifetime he was a Hopper for Buffalo Courier and worked his way up to district manager and president of the newspaper guild where he stayed until it closed. In 1986 he opened his own business, B&B builders. After a few years in the early 90’s, he began working at Dunlop Tire as part of the MTR division where he went to Japan to train. Bill was an incredibly hard worker and was very handy. He loved tinkering in the garage and was a talented woodworker too with many tools. Bill built their deck, pool, and slide and was always working on a new house project or his children’s cars. He loved his prized Triumph motorcycle, F150 Trucks, and always had Fords. In his spare time, he enjoyed model trains, especially around Christmastime since he was a young boy, and passed this hobby down to his son Billy Jr. Bill loved the company of dogs and cats as additions to his family and was great about training them. He recently spent his days with a dog named Daisy; the two would sit lovingly in the backroom together. Bill was also known for keeping a wonderful rose and vegetable garden. Buil Sr., William N. of Lake View, NY passed October 17, 2021. Beloved husband of Donna Joy Buil (nee Swick); devoted father of Renee Urban, William N. Buil Jr.; the late Brian Buil, and Barbara Suzanne Buil; loving grandfather of Michael A. Conner Jr.; caring brother of the late Judith (late Michael) Florian and Dan (Mariann) Buil; cherished uncle of Scott, Darin, the late Tracy, Jason, and Tom; loving brother-in-law of the late Wayne (late Linda) Swick and the late Dawn (late Ted) Kociencki, caring uncle of Kimberly Kociencki and devoted great-uncle to Bianca and Emmett Billoni. Friends will be received Friday 10/22 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Road Hamburg, NY 14075 716-627-2919. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Humane Society. Prayers will be held Sat. 10/23 9:15 AM at the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John Paul II Church at 10 AM. Online condolences and donations may be made at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
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Friday
22
October

Visiting Hours

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, October 22, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Friday
22
October

Visiting Hours

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday, October 22, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Saturday
23
October

Prayer Service

9:15 am
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg, NY
4199 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, New York, United States
716-627-2919
Saturday
23
October

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 am
Saturday, October 23, 2021
St. John Paul II Church
2052 Lakeview Ave
Lake View, New York, United States
716-627-2910