Roland Peter “Pete” Buist, a 42-year resident of Colorado Springs, passed away January 14, 2019.  He was retired from the United States Air Force after serving for 26 years and was also a United States Navy veteran.  He worked as a finance manager with BankOne and was a loan officer for five years with Phil Long Ford.

Pete was born on October 8, 1931 to Peter and Esther Leone (VanderWiere) Buist in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  He was a 1949 graduate of Big Rapids High School.  He married Patricia Wale on September 8, 1956 in Garlinge, Kent, England.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Buist; two sons, Mark (Beth) Buist and Craig (Angie) Buist; daughter, Jana Buist; granddaughter, Ashleigh Buist; and two brothers, Lester Buist and David (Ruth) Buist; He was preceded in death by three brothers: Kenneth, Maurice, and Jess (Karin) Buist.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80910. A reception will follow at the Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd.

Memorials in Pete’s name may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children or to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. Mr. Buist, what a great man and neighbor you were. Always patient and always kind, helping whenever you could. You were a positive influence to me as I grew up and I am honored to have known you. May you Rest In Peace and May your family find happiness again soon.

  2. Jana: I’m sorry to hear about your Dad’s passing. I pray for comfort and blessings for you and your family and that you obtain joy and strength while reminding yourself of fond memories of your Dad and family together.

    Kris Beatty

  3. Leigh, Mark and Beth Sorry to learn about the death of your grandfather/father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Connie & Kerry Sanders

  4. Pete was our friend … we can bestow no higher accolade. A man of honor, a man of humor, and a man quick with a smile (and a needle). But, he couldn’t putt worth a darn.

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