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Ronald Buford

September 4, 1948 ~ December 11, 2018 (age 70)


York, Maine- Ronald Buford, 70, of Cider Hill Rd., passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 11, 2018, with Katie by his side. He was born September 4, 1948 in Dallas, TX, son of Herman R. and Levado (Smith) Buford. 


Ron was born and raised in Dallas, TX.  He graduated from Wiley College in Marshall, TX and was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He worked for Liberty Mutual Ins. Co. in Boston, Dallas, and Portsmouth, NH. He later worked  for, and retired from Hanover Ins. Co. as Regional VP of Commercial Lines in Maine.  He was a Board member for Maine College of Arts, and served as chairman of the Finance Committee. 


Ron was an avid golfer and member of the Links at Outlook Golf Course. He was never happier than when playing 18 holes with all his friends. He enjoyed reading and spending time at the beach.  He always had a smile and time to listen, chat, and help everyone.  


He leaves his beloved wife, and best friend of 29 yrs, Katherine "Katie" Buford; two loving daughters that are his pride and joy, Gabrielle Pina of Dallas, TX and Christine Buford of Los Angeles, CA; 3 grandchildren Julian, Maia and Langston; his dear cousins; and several nieces and nephews. 

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Dr. Nadine McCleary’s Research Fund at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Attn: Angelle Kettlewell

10 Brookline Place West, 6th Floor

Brookline, MA 02445

You may also make memorial gifts online at and include the Dr. Nadine McCleary’s Research Fund in the “Why I give” section.

A Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at 11am on Friday, May 17th in the First Parish Cemetery, York, Maine.


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