Howard Moffitt Buschke

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Newark's first dentist, Howard 'Doc' Buschke, passed away peacefully at home on May 23rd. Howard was a member of the U.S. Dental Corps serving 2 years in the Philippines and Japan. He was a member of the American Academy of Dentists and served 13 years on the Newark Planning Commission. Doc was past president of Newark Chamber of Commerce, Washington Township Men's Club, and Castro Valley Mineral & Gem Society, and was active in Newark Rotary. His totem poles and turquoise carvings are a testament to his artistry and skill. Doc is survived by his wife Shirley, three children and three grandchildren.

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  1. Shirley,

    I am so sorry to read that Dr. Buschke passed away. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

  2. Shirley,
    Howard was always “Doc” to me. I will miss our chats about our love for Monterey. Marla and I offer our prayers for you and your family.

  3. Dearest Shirley and family,
    My son Bill joins me in sending you all our sympathy in this very sad loss. We hope that you will find some comfort in the lifetime of happy memories you made together.
    With love and condolences always,
    Barbara and Bill Williams

  4. Shirley – I was so saddened when I heard of Howard’s passing. He was such an important part of life in Newark and will be missed. My heart and prayers go with you and the family..
    With love – Shirley Sisk

  5. Shirley, Ken and Sharon, I’m so sorry for your loss. Dr Buschke was a wonderful neighbor and Man. I loved watching him carve his Totem poles over the fence. He will be missed by so many.

  6. To the Bushke Family:
    My heartfelt condolences in the loss of dear sweet Howard. He was always supportive of me when I was on the Newark City Council for so many years. I enjoyed working with him on city issues and functions. On behalf of myself and my family our thougts and prayers are with you.

    Sue Johnson

  7. Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family Of Dr Howard Buschke. I always talking to Howard at Chamber of Commerce functions, mens club socials, and other social and business gatherings. He had a great sense of humor. It was a pleasure going to his office for dental work when I had my former office in Newark. His staff was always pleasant. He was survived by his wonderful wife Shirley and his loving children. A GOOD GUY

  8. I am so sorry for your loss Shirley. You & Howard were always so supportive of all things Newark Chamber & also of me personally. I’ve missed you both since I retired & moved to Manteca. Please know that both you & Howard hold a special place in my heart. Love, Linda

  9. Condolences to the family, thinking of you Shirley, Ron passed away
    In February. Very hard to do without our husbands, sending prayers to you.
    Dodie Walters

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