Harvey Elwood Buzzell


Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2002

Kenai resident Harvey Elwood Buzzell died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, of congestive heart failure at Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna. He was 79.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Peninsula Memorial Chapel in Kenai, with a reception to follow. Missionary Tommy Thompson will officiate. A memorial service and burial in the Glenside Cemetery will be held in Winthrop, Maine, in the spring with the time to be announced.

Mr. Buzzell was born June 2, 1922, in Wayne, Maine. He attended school in Winthrop. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theater. He married JoAn Lenfest Snow in 1948.

Mr. Buzzell worked the family farm and later his own farm in Maine. He also worked at the Carlton Woolen Mill, the U.S. Post Office, in logging and at the lace factory in Winthrop. Following an injury and broken back in 1968, Mr. Buzzell attended heating and refrigeration schools in Auburn, Maine. He became a master plumber and bought HH Harriman Plumbing. He moved to Kenai in 1977, where he later became the maintenance supervisor at Salamatof Seafoods. He retired in 2000.

"He will be remembered as a hard-working man who loved his family and friends. He particularly enjoyed woodworking, fishing and golfing," his family said.

Mr. Buzzell was preceded in death by his parents, Elwood and Mildred; his twin brother, Harold, and another brother, Carroll.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, JoAn of Kenai; daughter and son-in-law, Billie and Joe Hardy of Soldotna; son and daughter-in-law, Craig and Debbie of Wayne; sisters and brothers-in-law Lorna and Walter Lach of Hartford, Conn., Helen and Stanley Kotkosky of Windsor, Conn., and Marion Pinkham of Paxton, Mass.; brother, Elwood of Winthrop; sister-in-law, Phyllis Buzzell of Leeds, Maine; grandchildren and grandchildren-in-law Scott and Pamela Hardy of Bremerton, Wash., and Shanon and Eldon Hamrick of Soldotna; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements were by Peninsula Memorial Chapel and Roberts Funeral Home of Winthrop.

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