Dr. George F. Buchness, D.D.S., Age 91, passed away at home on Friday, May 3, 2019 surrounded by the love of his family. Born in 1927 to the late John & Catharine Horn Buchness, George dedicated his life first to his family, and then to his distinguished career as a dentist and dental educator.
After high school George worked on the surveying crew on the construction of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge prior to entering the US Army where he was an Instructor with the Medical Field Services School. He later obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola College of Baltimore in 1948, his Master’s Degree from Catholic University of America in 1954 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1961 from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, Dental School, University of Maryland. After nearly a decade in general practice in Catonsville George became an Assistant Professor for the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery where he spent several more decades inspiring and educating thousands of dental students and colleagues through his work as Associate Professor, Assistant Director, Acting Director, Director and Department Chairman in various dental programs at the university. As an accomplished writer, George contributed to countless articles and manuals that were published nationally and served on countless professional and civic committees and executives boards throughout his career and into his retirement.
As great as George’s professional achievements and accolades were, his most important obligation was always to his loving wife, Mary Le, to their boys, Geb and Lee. Nothing brought him more enjoyment then vacations with his whole extended family on Hatteras Island, NC where he could share stories about his love of fishing, hunting, golfing and gardening, and of course his award winning carved decoys.
George is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Le Buchness and their two sons, George, Jr. "Geb" Buchness and his wife Molly; James Ridgely "Lee" Buchness and his wife Jennifer as well as his dear grandchildren; Daniel Buchness and his wife Jennifer; Brett Buchness and his wife Dana; Brendan Buchness and his wife Megan; Meaghan Buchness; Andrew Buchness and Matthew Buchness. He is also survived by many nieces & nephews and a host of extended family.
Family will receive friends on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 4PM to 7PM at St. Mark Chapel, 30 Melvin Ave., Catonsville, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at St. Mark Catholic Church at 10:30AM. Interment will be in Old Trinity Cemetery, Church Creek, MD on Wednesday at 11:30AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions made to St. Mark School or Loyola Blakefield.
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