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Lyall "Buz" R. Cates
Date of Death: August 20, 2013
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Lyall R. “Buz” Cates ​            Lyall Richard “Buz” Cates, 64, of Winchester, Virginia, died Tuesday, August 20, 2013, in Berkeley County, West Virginia.   ​            Buz was born in 1948, in Washington, D.C., and was the son of the late Richard A. and Julia L. Cates. He was a graduate of James Wood High School, …
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Debbie Bastani left a message on August 21, 2013:
God Bless
Frank & Marsha DeHaven left a message on August 23, 2013:
Buzz & I were very close friends for over 40 years. We first met in the Shawnee Lions Club where we both shared many offices and worked on numerous projects together, resulting in a lot of fun and alot of good for the community. Buzz loved NASCAR racing and for about 20 years, we traveled to numerous NASCAR races. The fun that we all had traveling with Buzz will never, ever be forgotten. He was a very true friend and will always be with me. Frank.
Richard Bottomly left a message on August 23, 2013:
I will miss Buz he was a good friend he had great sense humor and he will miss by me. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jane Bauknecht left a message on August 23, 2013:
It was an honor to know such a good man. Jane, John, & Josie Bauknecht
Adult Care Center left a message on August 23, 2013:
One behalf of the Staff, Volunteers, and Board of Directors of the Adult Care Center, our deepest sympathy for this tremendous loss. Buz took such an active role in providing care for his parents. This devotion to family is such a loving legacy for his children, and a meaningful memory for the Adult Care Center staff who had the privilege of knowing him. We're so sorry Donna and family. Jane Bauknecht, Adult Care Center Director
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Nancy Leasure left a message on August 23, 2013:
The Cates's were next door neighbors of ours in the late 1950's in Carroll Heights, Hagerstown, Maryland and we have many fond memories of our times together. We will remember his smile and laughter during that part of our childhood. We're so very sorry to hear of his passing. Nancy, Kenny, Randy Leasure and Jeanne Slate.
Judy Clowser Yancey left a message on August 24, 2013:
So deeply saddened to read of Buz's early departure from this earthly life. I remember all of you children, Brona, Judy, Nancy and Buz, so well. Your Mom was a wonderful friend and co-worker. Your Mom and Dad together raised a wonderful family. Although I have not seen you "kids" in quite a few years, my heart aches for all of you in sharing your loss. My best to you and the rest of Buz's family and children. With love and sympathy...Judy Yancey
Fabian Flores left a message on August 24, 2013:
To a good and dear friend who I will surely miss. It was a good ride with Buzz at our side. Always made a point to come by and make my day with a smile and a hello.
Peggy Rager left a message on August 24, 2013:
God called another one of his angels home with him. I know Ken will miss him dearly. My condolences to the Cates family. May God comfort you in you time of sorrow.
John Nash left a message on August 22, 2013:
I was deeply saddened yesterday to learn of Buz's passing.We spent many hours working together at MedImmune over the past years.Buz was always very pleasant & cheerful to be around,he had a great outlook on life.I will miss his friendship dearly.My deepest condolences to Donna and the rest of the family.
April Trociuk left a message on August 22, 2013:
The sudden loss of one of the wisest men I knew will be felt by all who knew him. My heart and condolences go out to Buz's family and friends. Buz was a mentor to me at MedImmune. We worked on both day and night shifts together. He was always willing to provide advice whenever I needed it. Break time will never be the same without Buz :-(, many times he and other co workers would bring in peach and apple pies with for everyone to share. I will miss Buzs' face light up when I tell him I brought in some peanut butter pie or any of the other random desserts I made. I will miss Buz's presence at work tremendously. I send my support and love out to his family in this time of loss. ~April Trociuk
Vicki Smith left a message on August 22, 2013:
So saddened by your loss. Buz was indeed one of "the good guys." My heart is with you all at this time. Love you lots.
The Triantafillou Family left a message on August 22, 2013:
We are so sorry for your loss. Mike will always remember running into Buz during Halloween and talking to him the entire time the kids were trick or treating. And of course the "grocery" store chats. God Bless all of you.
Brian and Audrey Brehm left a message on August 22, 2013:
Buz will be missed, but his wife and children are an enduring legacy to this wonderful man. Deepest condolences to all.
Rich Todd left a message on August 22, 2013:
My deepest sympathies and condolences go to your family at this troubling time. I have worked with Buz for 5 years, and he truly is "a good old boy". He, as well as his wit and humor will be sadly missed here at Medimmune.
Kevin Albaugh left a message on August 22, 2013:
Sorry for your loss. Buz was a great friend plus co worker. Buz will be missed very much.
Matt Crisci left a message on August 22, 2013:
All my sympathies and condolences go out to the Cates Family in this trying time. I’ve had the pleasure of knowing “Buz” for 5 years at Medimmune. Buz was a good person and very easy to talk with, along with his hard work and dedication. I will miss him calling me “Doc” every morning. God Bless You “Buz”.
Lake left a message on August 22, 2013:
My sincere sympathy
LIBBY CRAWMER left a message on August 22, 2013:
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time. Libby Crawmer Joe, Darcie, and Landry Sisler
LIBBY CRAWMER left a message on August 22, 2013:
We are so sorry to hear about "BUZ" Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this very difficult time. Libby Crawmer, Joe, Darcie and Landry Sisler
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Doug and Margie Ways left a message on August 24, 2013:
Please accept our deepest sympathy. It was a pleasure working with Buzz for so many years at 3M.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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