Milton Joseph Buswell, 87, of Elyria, passed away Monday, May 28, 2007 at The Hospital for Orthopedic & Specialty Services in Amherst following a sudden illness. He was born January 31, 1920 in Elyria where he was raised and graduated from Elyria High School in 1938. Elyria has been his home all his life. Milton attended the former Finn College, now Cleveland State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he received the Asiatic Theater Ribbon and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, both with one bronze star. He was employed with Moen, Inc. for 46 years, retiring in 1985 from machine repair. Milton was a member of the Lake Avenue United Methodist Church in Elyria and a former member of the Elyria AMVETS. He loved his job but enjoyed spending his leisure time bowling, gardening, fishing, swimming, and hunting.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Anna Margaret Buswell (nee Guilmette); his daughter, Mrs. Steve (Diane) Carlson of Solon; his grandchildren, Kristina and James Carlson; and his sister, Delores Widdowson of Wellington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest Elvin and Marcelle Buswell (nee Jacques).
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst. Funeral services with the Amherst Veterans Military Honor Guard performing honors will be held Thursday at 1:30 P.M. from the funeral home. The Rev. Robert Gross, pastor of Lake Avenue United Methodist Church in Elyria, will officiate. Burial will be in Ridge Hill Memory Park, Amherst Township.