Former longtime Westchester resident Bart Bufford passed away Monday, July 2nd, at the age of 62.

Bufford, who lived in Westchester from 1978 until 1989, died at his home in El Segundo surrounded by his family.

Born on October 4th, 1944 in Melbourne, Arkansas, Bufford was one of four children and the only son born to Barton Earl Bufford, Sr. and Grace Bufford.

Bufford is survived by his wife of 37 years, Donna, son Aaron Bufford of Western Australia, daughter Cheri Gorny, grandson Todd Gorny of Riverside, sisters Earlene Kelley of Porterville, Margie Flores of Long Beach, Kelly Suzuki of Moraga, brother-in-law Bob Schwarz of Roscoe, Illinois, and several nieces and nephews.

Bufford was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law Marcy Schwarz.

A celebration of Bufford’s life is scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 28th, at the Moose Lodge, 514 Imperial Highway, El Segundo.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or the Smiles Train Program.