Skippack Pike at Cedars Road P.O. Box 667 | Skippack, PA 19474
H. Bud Ahlquist, age 87, formerly of Harleysville, PA, went to be with the Lord on Friday November 3, 2017 in Franklin, Tennessee. He died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family.
Bud was a graduate of Norristown High School, Class of ‘49. He was a veteran of the U.S. AirForce, serving during the Korean War and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. Upon beingdischarged, he started a long and highly successful career in the Metallurgy Industry with Handy & Harman and Teledyne. He worked in Sales, International Sales, and Upper Management.
He was a member of Immanuel Leidy’s Church in Souderton, PA and Grace Church of Franklin in Franklin, TN. Bud loved to coach Little League in the East Norriton, PA area and was always readily available to help anyone in need. He loved to keep busy and equally loved to tell jokes!
Bud was born 1930 in Vineland, NJ to the late Harry and Mildred Glann-Ahlquist. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and younger brother, Bob Beu. He was an attentive and loving husband to his wife of 66 years, Gladys Silver-Ahlquist. They met in 6th grade when both were 12 years old in East Norriton.
Bud is survived by his wife and two sons, Gary and Glen & Maria Ahlquist. He had six grandchildren and four going on six great-grandchildren! He is also survived by a younger brother, Jack Beu and Paula from North Carolina; sister-in-law, Reva Beu and son from Pennsylvania; and extended family, Dr. Stanley & Laura Heleniak.
After retirement, he worked with the R. L. Williams, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. of Skippack, PA and upon relocating to Tennessee, volunteered at the local hospital. There will be no funeral services upon Bud’s request. Donations in Bud’s name can be made to the St. Jude Hospital or American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.RLWilliamsFuneralHome.com.
Skippack Pike at Cedars Road P.O. Box 667Skippack, PA 19474
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