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William “Bud” Joseph Budinger

Born April 1, 1948

William Bud Joseph Budinger, age 68, of Clayton, DE, while in a peaceful sleep and surrounded by his family, went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 4, 2016.

Bud was born in Canton, PA on April 1, 1948. He graduated from William Penn High School in 1966 then went on to attend the University of Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ellen Houck-Leoni and his father William S. Budinger. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Sharon Budinger, his daughter’s Stacey and Shannon Budinger, son Jeffrey Budinger and wife Dawn, son Ryan Budinger, his 14 grandchildren, his sister Anne Wiseman, and his many nieces and nephews.

Bud’s favorite thing to do in life was to watch his children and grandchildren play sports. He also enjoyed playing golf, woodworking, and his projects around the house. He was a member of the Joseph B. Stahl Post #30 for 45 years.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Friday afternoon, April 8, 2016 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. Dupont Parkway, New Castle, where a visitation will be held from 12:30 pm until 2 pm. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions in Bud’s memory be sent to MOT Youth Football and Cheerleading League, where he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play football. Donations can be mailed to M.O.T Football, P.O. Box 793, Middletown, DE, 19709 or be made by visiting

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14 Condolences for William “Bud” Joseph Budinger

  • I love you more man!

  • Sharon & Family:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Rest in Peace Bill. We will miss you, Bud!

  • We send our condolences to the Budinger Family. Heaven gained a beautiful angel ! RIP Bill we will miss you !!

  • Condolences to you Sharon and the family. RIP Bill.

  • You will be missed, but you have left a lot of Family & Friends memories that they will never forget your place among us.

  • I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS SHARON AND FAMILY WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR YOU BILL R.I.P.

  • We’ll miss you Bud, but now the suffering has stopped. God Bless you and your family Sharon, Our thoughts and prayers and with you.

  • Love ya Uncle Bill!..And all outrageously funny things you did and said throughout my younger years that always kept me smiling and laughing. Keep God Lauging and in a good mood so he’ll be more lenient on us all!! See ya on the otherside!

  • We just lost our BEST friend. We will miss you terribly. R.I.P.
    So many good memories. Love you…

  • Rest in peace Bud, you are a part of my life I will never forget.

  • Always in our hearts, so many wonderful memories, you will never be forgotten!

  • Sharon and family I’m so sorry for your loss Bud was a wonderful man.

  • Deepest condolences to the family… m delmerico