Former Pa. Representative Ron Buxton passes away at 72; visitation services set for this weekend


HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — Former Harrisburg House Representative Rob Buxton has passed away at the age of 72 and visitation services are set for this weekend.

His family says he died Friday after a long battle with chronic lung disease.

Buxton was a 1962 graduate of Susquehanna Township High School. Later, he served as a township commissioner.

Then Buxton went on to serve as a Pa. Representative for the 103rd District from 1992 until retiring in 2012.

“114 people would talk to him and take notes and he would actually follow up, he would actually try to be engaged, whether it be a boiler for a church or a kid getting a scholarship or someone needing a job,” Fred Clark, who worker and campaigned with Buxton, said. “I mean Ron was hands on, people could talk to Ron, Ron cared.”

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

“The quieter ones I think tend to get stuff done and building relationships and he was that type of person,” Rep. Patty Kim(D), who now represents Ron Buxton’s district, said.

A visitation will be help this upcoming Saturday, June 26, for Buxton at the Geigle Funeral Home on Linglestown Road.

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