Robert Francis Buzzard

Robert Francis Buzzard, 89, of Crozet, Va., died on Monday, February 8, 2016 at ‘The Lodge at Old Trail,’ the residential community where he lived since 2013.

Born July 5, 1926 in Camden, N.J., he was the son of Francis and Marion Buzzard.

Robert was a life–long lover of golf, music, and gatherings of good friends, and he loved the French language. He was a drummer in community orches-tras (Wilmington, Del., and the Char-lottesville Senior Center’s ‘Second Wind’ Band). He was a 20–year resi-dent of Lake Monticello, Palmyra, Va., where he was a member of the Beau-tification Corps and a Master Garden-er. Later in life, he joined American Legion Post No. 74, Charlottesville, Va., having served his country with honor in the U.S. Army in the Pacific during WWII. He was a rifleman in the Post’s Firing Squad.

He is survived by his wife Rita, also at Old Trail; son Robert F. Buzzard, Jr., (Candace) of Accra, Ghana; daughter Cynthia Buzzard Harrell (Haywood) of Corinth, Miss.; grandsons Lucas Buzzard (Mia) of Montclair, N.J., Brendan Buzzard of Boulder, Colo., Simon Buzzard of Missoula, Mont., Stephen Harrell (Sarah) of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Adam Harrell (Raysail) of Nashville, Tenn.; and great–grand-son Colin Buzzard of Montclair, N.J.

He will be cremated privately in Charlottesville and will be buried at Ar-lington National Cemetery at a date to be determined.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to: American Legion Post 74, 3025 Louisa Rd., Keswick, VA 22947; and/or the Second Wind Band, c/o The Senior Center, 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottes-ville, VA 22901. Condolences may be sent to the family at

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