William "Buffy" Bryan Cress

January 26, 1946 ~ January 15, 2022 (age 75)

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William “Buffy” Bryan Cress, age 75, of Prospect, peacefully passed away Saturday evening, January 15, 2022, at Butler Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness.

Born January 26, 1946, in Birkenhead, England; he was the son of the late William L. and Kathleen B. Banton Cress.

Buffy was a US Marine Veteran, who proudly served his country during the late 1960’s.

After 30 plus years, he retired from the former Armco-AK Steel Mill in Butler, where he worked as a Storeroom Supervisor, and was influential in his Union.

After retirement, he enjoyed bowling and golfing where he competed in local leagues.  He loved horse racing, casinos, and will be remembered for good times and spending time with his family and friends at Michael’s in Prospect.  He was friendly and always willing to help others.

He was an avid sports fan, especially enjoyed cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins.  

He is survived by his children Sherry (Kevin) Hepfl of Butler, Bryan (Fiancée Melissa Scouten) Cress of Butler; his grandson Collin Walker of Butler; his granddaughter Chelsea Hepfl of Pittsburgh; his sister Fawn (Warren) Kwok of Tennessee; and his cat “Wild”.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Sheila Smith.

Per his wishes, there will be no public services.  The family thanks you for thinking of them at this time of sadness and would like you to remember him in your own special way. 

Cremation services have been entrusted to the Raisley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, pc., 387 Main Street, Prospect, PA.

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Prospect, PA 16052

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