His wife, Georgia, asked that donations be given to the memorial at Fair Haven United Methodist Church or to the Cancer Society in Chuck’s (Charles White) name.
We sadly report that John Buffington passed away on Wednesday, August 14th. Buff was a sales executive at Channel Two for many years and a friend to all.
You will find a memorial website at Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home.
Memorial Services were held Friday February 3rd 1:00 PM at Stonebridge Church, 1 Stonebridge Dr., The Woodlands, TX. 281-363-9292, and Monday February 6th 1:00 PM First United Methodist Church, 422 Church St., Grapevine, TX. 817-481-2559.
We’re sorry to report that Martha Harvey passed away on Sunday, December 4th. She was a long time employee of Channel Two as an Executive Assistant but better known to those who worked with her as a friend.
A memorial service was held in the Chapel at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 3471 Westheimer, on Friday, December 6. In lieu of flowers, the family request a tax deductible donation sent to the Memorial Hermann Woodlands Palliative Care,9401 Southwest Freeway, Suite 401, Houston, TX 77074.
Peyton Schuller passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2011 in Houston. Peyton was purchasing agent at Channel 2 for about 4 years. His son Rob was one of Pat Taylor’s “Kid Show” kids and Peyton was one of the “behind the scenes” parents on that show. He also had numerous other professional positions, most notably president of the family business Tri-Tex Machine and Tool Company, and science teacher at Reagan High School.
John Douglas of Bella Vista, Arkansas passed away on Saturday, February 26, 2011 in Springdale, Arkansas at the age of 83. John was a KPRC-TV transmitter engineer and supervisor who retired in 1989.
Longtime KPRC-TV engineer Billy Joe, “Willie”, Wells, 81, of North Zulch passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Temple, Texas.
Willie served his country in The Korean War and was honorably discharged with the rank of sergeant. He then went to work for KPRC-TV where he was employed for over forty years. Upon his retirement, he became active with the VFW Post 1907. He was a member of the “Potlickers” which is a local BBQ cooking team and was a proud member of what is known as the “Barn Crew” which consisted of friends and neighbors who got together on a regular basis to eat and enjoy playing dominoes and cards. Most of all; he enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Pat Bruni (wife of Tony Bruni, long time producer and filmmaker at Channel Two) died Wednesday morning in San Antonio. Pat worked in the agency business and was a legendary “time buyer.” She battled cancer for several years with strength and good humor…. a remarkable woman. She will be missed. Pat and Tony were married for 44 years. Their four children were all with her at the time of her death. Francis, Robert, Antonio and Jeremiah… all great people.
Tony now lives in a rehab facility in San Antonio and is doing remarkably well considering his heart condition, diabetes, ongoing dialysis, and the loss of both legs.
Former Channel Two production manager Rob Middleton fell at church Sunday, December 13th, and was taken to the hospital where he passed away. Rob worked for 40 years at Channel 2 in many capacities. He also and served as curator of the Burke Baker Planetarium. An obituary is in Wednesday’s Houston Chronicle.
Visitation will be at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church on Wed., Dec 16 from 7-9:30pm; rosary at 7:30pm. A funeral mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales on Thurs., Dec 17 at 10:30am with burial at Forest Park Westheimer.