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Arthur Bowman (Bo) Budinger

April 2, 1940 — July 14, 2019

Arthur Bowman (Bo) Budinger III, 79, of Westford, MA, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, in Lowell General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born April 2, 1940 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, a son of Arthur Bowman Budinger Jr. and Emily Pickett Budinger.

Bo, a graduate of Muskingum College, New Concord, Ohio, was a retired research physicist and held many patents in the lighting and television industry. He was last employed with Osram Sylvania.

Bo was a lifelong amateur radio operator (WA1QYM). He was a founding member and first president of the Police Amateur Radio Team (PART) of Westford, as well as an ARRL Affiliated Club Coordinator for the Eastern Massachusetts ARRL section.

He shared a keen interest in railroading and model trains with his family and was a collector since childhood of vintage model trains and villages.

He also enjoyed hiking the White Mountains and was an active member of Kiwanis of Westford.

He was a member and trustee of the United Methodist Church of Westford.

He is survived by his wife Carol Cover Budinger, two sons: Bruce (Cheryl-Lynn) of Groton, and Brian of Westford; a daughter Brenda Weschke (Thomas) living in Surrey, UK; two grandchildren Katherine and Bruce Jr.; and a brother David (Jennifer) of Washington, PA.

Deceased, in addition to his parents are two brothers, Mark and Christopher Budinger.

A private interment service was held Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Pine Grove cemetery in Westford. A Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 1pm at the United Methodist Church of Westford, 10 Church St., Westford. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bo's memory to the American Cancer Society. Please visit

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

United Methodist Church of Westford

10 Church St, Westford, MA 01886

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