Rupert "Bert" Buchner
It is with great sadness that the family of Rupert “Bert” Buchner announces his passing, on Friday, June 1, 2018, at the age of 86 years.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 5 from 4-8pm at Mastapeter Funeral Home, 400 Faitoute Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ.
Relatives and friends are to meet for a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 10am at St. Theresa’s Church, 541 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ. Interment will follow to Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, NJ.
Rupert was born in Kaprun, Austria on August 6, 1931. He came to the United States over 60 years ago and worked his entire career at Lightolier Lighting Manufacturing. He retired as the head of the Prototype Modeling department. For the past 50 years, he called Kenilworth, New Jersey home.
In his youth in Austria, he competed at the highest levels in skiing and continued his passion for skiing well into retirement. Additionally, he enjoyed gardening, hiking and golf. He will always be remembered for his kind heart and hearty laugh.
Rupert was pre-deceased by the love of his live, his wife of 47 years, Anna Buchner. He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Annemarie (Craig) Bowman and Susan Buchner (Jason Biegel). Rupert will also be fondly remembered by his five granddaughters, Nicole, Rachel, Anna, Abigail and Ava and his brother Josef Buchner. He was predeceased by his parents Peter and Anna and his siblings, Peter, Johann, Therese, Anna, Susan, Martin, Rudolf, and Franz.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011.