Obituary: Severo ‘Buzzy’ Curiel

Severo “Buzzy” Curiel Jr., 59, of Newton, died Dec. 29, 2016, at his residence in Newton.

He was born to Matilda (Romero) and Severo Curiel Sr., April 2, 1957, in Newton.

He worked as a blacksmith for Santa Fe Railroad for many years.

Buzzy loved the Beatles, was a Washington Redskins fan and KU basketball fan. He also had a love for motorcycles and fishing.

Severo also collected coins, enjoyed going to antique stores and gun shows.

He is survived by four daughters, Shanda Curiel, Los Angeles, Calif., Stasia Curiel, Wichita, Alisha (C.J.) Werth, Manassas, Vir., and Megan Pearce and fiancé Jamin Hadden, Newton; parents, Matilda (Romero)and Severo Curiel Sr.; brothers, Anthony R. (Belinda) Curiel, Maize, Julian E. (Lynn)Curiel Sr., Newton, Robert S. (Sarah) Curiel, Valley Center; sisters, Gina Ackerman (John), Marianne (Darrel) Bonneau, Wichita; grandsons, Ethan Werth and Liam Hadden; godson, Joseph Ackerman III.

Memorial service was held at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home on Jan. 11.

Memorial donations may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society in care of Broadway Colonial Funeral Home.

Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.com.

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