John David Buhl

john buhl

October 4, 1933 ~ November 12, 2023

Born in: New Market, VA
Resided in: Ashburn, VA

John David Buhl, formerly of Vienna, Va., passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2023
at his residence in Ashburn, Va. He was born on October 4, 1933 to Mary (Garber) and
Walter Buhl in New Market, Virginia. The family included his four siblings, Betty, Bill, Barb
and Juanita (Pug) moved to Vienna in 1942. John attended Vienna Elementary and Fairfax
High School graduating in 1951. He served in the US Army for 2 years during the Korean War.
John and his brother Bill, founded Buhl Electric in 1959. His greatest joy in life was the 50
years he spent with family and friends at Stump Farm in Moorefield, West Virginia. John loved
giving tours and sharing the history of the farm that he so lovingly restored.
John is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Beverly Buhl, his daughter, Debbie (Tom)
Bacigalupo, his son, John (Autumn) Buhl, Jr., his stepsons, Todd Meneely (Suzie Maguire) and
Keith Meneely. Also survived by 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
John was a great businessman, master electrician, farmer, gardener, entrepreneur, historian,
hunter, athlete, blacksmith, carpenter and had too many other hobbies to list. He would want
everyone to know that he was the Greatest Setback Player of all time.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
The family will receive friends at the Money & King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave, Vienna, Va.,
on Monday, November 20th from 6-8 PM. Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, November
21st at 11:00 AM at The Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road NE, Vienna, Va.
A reception will follow at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. E., Vienna, beginning
at 12:30 where a buffet lunch will be served.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CMTA, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Association,, PO Box 105, Glenolden, PA. 19036.


Visitation: November 20, 2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Money and King Funeral Home
171 W. Maple Ave.
Vienna, VA 22180


Memorial Service: November 21, 2023 11:00 am

Church of the Holy Comforter
543 Beulah Road, NE
Vienna, VA 22181


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  1. Dear Debbie and John Jr:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult days ahead. So many fond memories of your dad will help you.

  2. Iā€™m so sorry to hear this sad news. What a tremendous dad! Your dad made us all feel like a good friend – so many good memories of him and all the family at the farm. A great American whose legacy and stories will live on for generations. Deepest sympathy to all šŸ™ā¤ļøšŸ˜˜

  3. There is not enough room here to share the countless memories of good times spent in Mr. Buhl’s company. The things he taught me directly or that I learned just by being in his presence while he was doing something, I still practice to this day. He was serious, he was funny, he worked hard and played hard. He had funny ways of praising you when you had successes that made those successes seem extra special and He was able to scold you in a way that didn’t destroy you and that actually helped you learn and become better from your mistakes when you deserved it. He was always generous but he instilled a sense and value that he literally referred to as earn your keep. And you always wanted to. He was a smart and accomplished business man who on a Friday night might be at a Bank board meeting in Vienna and a regular Guys Guy 3 hours later checking mouse traps at the farm. I want to thank my friend John Jr. for inviting me along on dozens of adventures with his Dad whether it was the Farm, Redskins game, walking across the frozen Potomac from Va to DC, a business meeting on Burke Lake Golf course, a land deal negotiated in the middle of a field or on a mountainside in Loudoun County, playing softball with Mr. Buhl on the company team, and yes the World championship Setback tournaments where clearly he was the best partner and it was a hoot to play against him too. I’ll find you in the after life Mr. Buhl but until then you enjoy that friends and family reunion beyond. Condolences to all the family and friends who will miss him too.

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