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Ralph Edwin "Bud" Amy

Born: Tue., Feb. 3, 1931
Died: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Location: Redmond Funeral
Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Location: Redmond Funeral Home Inc.

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Ralph Edwin "Bud" Amy, 86, of Buffalo Twp, passed away Friday, November 17th, peacefully, at his home. Ralph was born in Butler on February 3, 1931. He was the son of the late Marie (Kirkpatrick) and Edwin M. Amy. Ralph had worked as a jeweler for many years at his family business, Kirkpatrick's Jewelry Store in Butler. After the closing of the store he enrolled at Grove City College. Ralph graduated from Grove City in 1962 with a BA in Business Education. He taught business & accounting at Freeport Area High School for 31 years, retiring in 1992. While at Freeport, he was an assistant basketball coach for many years and started and coached the first Freeport Golf Team in 1964. Ralph was a member of the F & A M, Butler Lodge #272 and the Valley of New Castle, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. He was a life member of PSEA and a board member of the Alle-Kiski PASR. Ralph was also a longtime member of the Summit Twp, Sportsmans Club. Ralph enjoyed traveling with his wife, spending time with his family, golfing, watching the Steelers & Penguins and going out to dinner. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, Barbara J. (Blair) Amy, his son Richard & Barbara Amy, of Natrona Heights, Daughter in law, Renee Amy, of Roanoke, VA. Two step daughters, Amy & Fred Solman, of Zelienople; Renee & Nathalie Farster-Degenhardt, of Wayland, MA. and his step son, Brandon & Angela Farster, of Gibsonia; 9 grandchildren, Tim & Trisha Amy, Melissa & Randy Thompson, Courtney & Russell Lane, Braden Solman, Josie, Molly & Leah Farster, Zaila & Maceo Farster-Degenhardt; 4 great grandchildren; Chloe & Leah Lane and Madison & Maeghan Troutman; and his sister Patricia Davidson of Carlsbad, CA. He is also survived by his loving dogs, Nikki & Maggie Mae. Ralph is preceded in death by his son, David Amy, who passed in 2011. Family and friends will be received on Monday, November 20th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm in the Redmond Funeral Home Inc. 524 High St. in Freeport. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home at 10 am on Tuesday, November 21st with Father John Getsy, OFM Cap, officiating. Burial will be held in North Side Cemetery in Butler. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Butler County Humane Society, 1015 Evans City Rd., Renfrew, PA 16053 or to any charity of choice to be made in Ralph's memory.

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Barbara and Fernando Vagnozzi
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
So sorry to hear of dads passing. We will miss him dearly. He was a great father, grandfather and friend to all who knew him. You have our deepest sympathy. Love, Barbara and Fernando Vagnozzi FullSizeR.jpg

JimHarbison. The Villages Fl.
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
To Rick and family, with my sympathy.

Lynn Sasala
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Oh, Barb. I am so sorry for your loss.

Ray Kallner
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Dear Barbara, I am so very sorry for your loss and you have my deepest sympathy. Both you and Ralph will be in my prayers.

Clyde Conti
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Mr Amy was my JV basketball coach in the 1966-67 season. He was fair and a very good man. My condolences to his family.

Jeanne Swaskoski
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Barb, i am so very sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. I will be praying for all of you. I love you

Sue McHenry Stover
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Barb, I’m sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and yours during this sad time.

Dan and Anne Balint
   Posted Sat November 18, 2017
Barbara, and family, you are in our prayers. May God bless each one of you according to your needs. May you feel the peace that only God can bring during this sad time. Ralph was a great guy, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Erin Yocca & Family
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Thought & prayers to you & your family.

Robert Danehy
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Barb we are so sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Our condolences to your families.

Alan and Michelle Bauman
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
So sorry to hear about your loss. Praying for your family at such a difficult time.

Judy Coleman
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Barb...I am so sorry for your loss. I will hold you in my heart and prayers as you travel this journey of grief. May God Bless and strengthen you in the coming days.

Ken & Vicky Mikolas
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and let your perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Jim Livingston
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Barb and family my deepest condolences on the passing of Mr Amy . He was never my teacher but heard nothing but good things about him. I know Barb is a strong lady but always remember all of you family and friends love you. God Bless

Paul and Cyndee White
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Our condolences to you, Rick, and your entire family. Your Dad was a great teacher who imparted so much knowledge to so many at FHS. May he rest in God’s peace.

Paul and Cyndee O’Malley White
Sarasota, FL

Ron & Darlene Geibel
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Dear Barb,
Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Praying the Lord will comfort you with HIS peace and surround you with HIS love.

Janet Ritchie
   Posted Sun November 19, 2017
Deepest sympathy to Mr Amy’s family. I was a teacher at FHS in the 70’s and had the privilege of working with him as a colleague. He was such a gentleman and a pleasure to know. He was respected and very professional. May he Rest In Peace now. God Bless!

Shirley Baker
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
I'm sorry for your loss. I always liked his classes. Class of 1966

Mary Jo McKinney
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
Our condolences of Bud's passing ~ Blessings, Mary & Sean

Donna Scholl
   Posted Mon November 20, 2017
Barb, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Keeping the memories you shared close to your heart will be a way for you to find peace. My prayers will be for you and for your family. Love, Donna

Lora Meighan
   Posted Tue November 21, 2017
I was just wondering about him. I took care of his mother at Fairwinds Manor, that is where I first met Mr. Amy very sweet man. Then for a short time he came up to the A.V. YMCA. He will be greatly missed. Prayers to all for peace that passes all understanding.

   Posted Wed November 22, 2017
Please accept my sincere condolences. Losing a loved one in death is one of the hardest things to deal with in life. However, we can draw comfort from the Bible account of the resurrection of Jesus' friend, Lazarus, recorded at John 11: 11-14. Just as Jesus awakened Lazarus, one day we too will see our loved ones again as promised at John 5:28, 29 and Rev. 21: 3, 4. Until that day comes, it is my hope that you will continue to be comforted by the words found at Jeremiah 29: 11, 12. We are assured that when we pray to Jehovah God, he will listen.

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