September 23 , 1947 - December 15 , 2019
Celebration of Life
Friday, January 24, 2019
4:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice in his name.
David (Dave) A. Buie (72) passed away on Sunday, December 15, 2019 with his wife, Ellen Bernard-Buie, at his side. Dave was born in Tennessee in September of 1947 to Bertha Harper and William Buie, moved to Manchester OH at the age of 11 months, and lived in New Boston, MI. Dave excelled in academics, sports and anything he put his brilliant mind to do. Besides his prowess in Physics and Mathematics at the University of Akron, Dave founded Magnum Construction in Wyandotte, MI. When asked why construction he said, when he got out of college he was not that good with his hands, and just couldn’t handle an inadequacy. Dave was also known for his dry sense of humor and wit, generosity, and willingness to help others. He was also a problem solver and teacher. Besides his wife, Ellen, Dave is survived by his mother, Bertha Harper, New Franklin, OH; brother, Richard Buie, Barberton, OH; sisters, Linda (Blaine) Wilson, Holly, OH and Brenda Starkey, Delroy, OH; brother-in-law, Steve Bernard, Lincoln Park; sister-in-law, Michelle (Keith Quail) Krueger, Mt. Clemens; nephews, Scott Curtiss, Henry Krueger (Candice), Andrew Krueger (Jenny); nieces, Brenda Starkey, Shelly Curtiss, Jennifer Prince, Dawn Buie; several aunts and uncles, and additional family and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his father, William Buie; step father, Elmo Harper, mother & father-in-law, Marion and Robert Bernard; and brother-in-law, Roger Starkey. Dave is now at peace on perfect knees, probably arguing with Einstein and Richard Feynman, and trading fudge with his mother-in-law, Marion Bernard, for an apple pie. Dave chose cremation at Michigan Memorial Crematory in Flat Rock, MI.
Ellen I am so sorry to hear about your husbands passing. Our prayers and sympathies to you and the family. May he fly high with the angels. Hugs and much love —Lynn Ann and Jay Lynn and JAY Steffensky
MAY HAPPY MEMMORIES CARRY YOU THROUGH THIS SORROWFUL TIME. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. I WILL MISS THE GUIDANCE DAVID SHARED, HE WAS A TRUE BROTHER, AND I LOVE HIM !!!!! LINDA BUIE WILSON Linda Wilson
my condolence to the family of David he was a good son and .he will be missed by many an loved by all who knew him he was a leader- to all of us love to every one. mom bertha harper