Cover photo for Virgil C. Buzard's Obituary
Virgil C. Buzard Profile Photo
1946 Virgil 2023

Virgil C. Buzard

April 21, 1946 — April 25, 2023


Virgil C. Buzard, 77 of Punxsutawney, passed away on Tuesday April 25, 2023 in Pittsburgh.

He was born April 21, 1946 to Clark and Josephine (Springer) Buzard in Lawsonham, Clarion County.

Virgil was an active member of the Canoe Ridge Church of God, where he enjoyed mowing the grass and taking care of the church. He also was a proud member of the NRA. He was a graduate of Red Bank High School. Virgil worked most of his career at IA Construction and retired from Derry Construction. He enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, especially deer and turkey, and watching the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and visiting with friends.

He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Judith “Judy” (McCracken) Buzard, Punxsutawney, a daughter Kelly Koppenhaver, Punxsutawney, three grandchildren; Rylie Koppenhaver, and Bailey and Tanner Snyder, one great grandchild, Cooper DeFelice, a step-son Christopher Snyder and wife Jennifer, Altoona, a daughter-in-law Stephanie Snyder, Punxsutawney, a sister Lucille Rupp and husband Marlin, Oak Ridge, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a step-son Martin Earl Snyder, three sisters, Wilma Kriebel, Nancy Oss, and Joanne Vuichoud, and a brother Donald Buzard.

A memorial service will be celebrated on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at the Canoe Ridge Church of God, 3827 Church Road, Rossiter, PA 15772, at 3:00 PM with Pastor Earl Flick officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to Canoe Ridge Church of God, 3827 Church Road, Rossiter, PA 15772.

To share a memory, visit

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Virgil C. Buzard, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Sunday, May 7, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Canoe Ridge Church of God

3827 Church Road, Rossiter, PA 15772

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Photo Gallery

Visits: 11

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree