LIVONIA – The following is adapted from an obituary published by Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Homes:
Anthony C. West Bud’ died unexpectedly on Oct. 26, 2016 at age 84 years. Predeceased by his wife Gail in 1997 and his brother Frank in 1976. Survived by children; David (Sue) West of Atlanta, GA, Michael (Shari) West of Livonia, Richard (Carolyn) West of Honeoye Falls, and Debbie (Mark) Moran of Osprey, FL. 14 grandchildren & 12 great-grandchildren; sister Ann Nesbitt of Geneseo, brother James West of Lakeville, nieces, nephews, special friend and neighbor Mike Roth, and many friends.
Bud was born June 18, 1932 son of Samuel and Josephine Vallone. He was a graduate of the Livonia Class of 1951 and Morrisville State College for auto mechanics. During the Korean War, he was stationed in Japan for 18 months. He formed Rowland & West in 1958 selling Fords. In 1976 when his brother Frank died, Bud assumed the General Management position at West Beer for nearly 20 years until his retirement in 1995.
Bud was a member and past president of the Livonia Rotary Club, member of the Hemlock Fair Society, Harrison-Lee American Legion, founder of the Livingston Antique Automobile Club, Lifetime member and Past Chief of the Livonia Fire Department, charter member of the Livonia Ambulance, and he raised Clydesdales for Anheuser Busch.
Keeping close family ties, Bud, his sister Ann and brother Jim would meet once a month for dinner.
Friends may call on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 15 & 20A, Livonia. Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church, 6591 Richmond Mills Road, Rte 20A, Livonia. Burial St. Michael’s Cemetery, Livonia. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Hemlock Fair Association, PO Box 263, Hemlock, NY 14466 or Livonia Ambulance, PO Box 8, Livonia, NY 14487.
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