Hugo W. BudaSeptember 18, 1927 ~ December 20, 2017 (age 90)
Hugo W. Buda, 90, husband of Elisa (Gildi) Buda, of Audubon, PA, died on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 in the Meadows at Shannondell, Audubon, PA.
He was born in Argentina on September 18th 1927. He graduated with a civil engineering degree from the Universidad de la Plata. Hugo immigrated to the United States with his beloved wife of 63 years in 1959 and began to live "The American Dream". Here he raised his family and built a successful career as a civil engineer earning his Engineering license in 5 states as well as with the Department of Defense. His employment with STV Sanders and Thomas ran from April 1968 until July 1993 where he retired as a Senior Vice President. One of his greatest achievements was getting an award as a project manager working on the Philadelphia Center City and Rail Connection project which was completed in 1983.
As a respected resident of Phoenixville for over 40 years, Hugo was an active member of St. Ann’s Parish and worked with the Legion of Mary. He was also an involved citizen working on many community events and service projects while being a member of the Rotary Club and past president of the Kiwanis Club in 1993-1994. Hugo was also a long standing supporter and member of the Forge Theater. He was the founder and past president of the Argentine Club of Greater Philadelphia.
He enjoyed living in Shannondell for the last 4 years with Elisa making new friends.
Hugo was preceded in death by his beloved parents Armando and Elvira (Ratto) Buda, his Aunt Nelida Ratto, Uncle Juan Ratto, and his brothers Agustin and Lionelo Buda.
Surviving in addition to his wife Elisa are his children Alicia Verleysen (Collegeville), Hugo W Buda Jr. (Royersford), and Monica (Dave) Hagelin (Downingtown). He also leaves behind 7 grandchildren; Adriana (Seth) Tibbitts, Julia (Robert III) Stoudt, Stefan Verleysen, Lauren (Jonathan) Duchette, Anthony Verleysen, Sabrina Verleysen, Stephanie Buda and 5 great grandchildren Dominic Stoudt, Lincoln Stoudt, Victor Tibbitts, Travis Palmer and Carmen Tibbitts.
Relatives and friends are invited to his Funeral Mass on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 11:00am at St. Ann Chapel, 604 South Main St., Phoenixville, PA. Burial will be private.
A visitation will be held in the Chapel from 9:45am to 10:45am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.