Welcome to Smith Miner

(December 20, 1932 – February 5, 2017)

William Van Buren, 84, of Midland, passed away on February 5, 2017 at MidMichigan Medical Center. He was born on December 20, 1932 in Long Meadow, MA to the late William and Alice (Nealy) Van Buren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Moretz and sons?ÇÖs Robert and William. William served in the United States Air Force during the Korea War. He worked as a State Farm Agent in Yorktown, NY for 38 years. He enjoyed boating, snow skiing and the outdoors. William loved his grandchildren and will be greatly missed by all.William is survived by his wife of 31 years, Carol, children; Alisa (Tom) Calamari, John (Christina) Murphy, Jerry Murphy and Denise (Joe) Stadelmaier, grandchildren; Paige and Zachary Calamari, Tyler, Regan and Dakota Van Buren, Rachel, Shauna, Murphy and Ryan Stadelmaier, Hunter Murphy, Emma and Eryn Murphy, and sister-in-law, Barb Pougnet.A memorial service will take place at St. Brigid of Kildare Church on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 11:00 am. Visitation will be from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Midland City Cemetery. Military honors will be under the auspices of the United States Air Force and the Midland County Veterans.Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider the Open Door of Midland.Online condolences can be given at smithminer.com.