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Longtime treasurer Lee Buffington dies at 81

Original post made on Dec 9, 2011

Lee Buffington, San Mateo County long-time treasurer and tax collector and a resident of Menlo Park, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, according to Sandie Arnott, who succeeded him in that office. He was 81.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 9, 2011, 11:53 AM

Comments (3)

Posted by Steve, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:37 pm

Lee -

All those checks I wrote to you over the years and yet I never knew you.
May you rest in peace good and faithful public servant.


Posted by bob cancilla, a resident of another community
on Dec 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Lee Buffington was a dear friend and a great person. I served with him on the San Mateo County Retirement Board for several years back in the mid 80's. Lee loved his job, his family, and friends. He will be greatly missed by those of us who had the pleasure of getting to know him.


Posted by Agnes, a resident of Woodside: Woodside Glens
on Dec 13, 2011 at 9:34 am

I did some consulting work for Lee in the treasurer's office about 17 years ago. He was truly a good man who had only the best intentions. He also cared very much for his employees, almost as if they were family.


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