BUEK -Life and Death of Louis Herman Buek


Services were held Saturday afternoon from Philadelphia for Louis H. Buek, who died Feb 2 while waiting for a train at the Beechwood station of the Philadelphia & Western Railway. Burial was in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Buek, who was 69, had been a resident of Bowman Ave., Merion, for 27 years until last year when he moved to Bayville, N.J. He was an engineer for the Joseph Oat Coppersmithing Company of Philadelphia.

Born in Philadelphia and a graduate of Central Manual Training School and Swarthmore College, Mr. Buek was with the DuPont Company for two years before joining his father, T.F. Buek, in the Buek Shoe Company. He remained there until 1941 when the firm went out of business.

Mr. Buek was a director of the Brush Hill Building and Loan Society No. 2 for more than 30 years and was the fifth generation of his family to serve in this capacity. He was a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity and Sigma Tau Engineering Society, and was a charter member of the African Violet Society of Philadelphia.

Surviving are his wife, Gertrude W.; three sons, Louis H. Jr. of Ardmore, C Harvey and Richard W., both of Gladwyne; a daughter, Mrs. William Coverdale of Newark, Del. And nine grandchildren.