Patrick Buehring, 80, of Darien and formerly of Riverside, died Oct. 2, 2022.  

Mr. Buehring was the retired proprietor of the former C. Kuntzendorf and Company and Buehring Luggage stores as well as Characters Bar & Grill.

He was the lifelong companion of Barbara (nee Boker); the father of Patrick M. (Sara); Jen Buehring (Nancy Minasola) and Cathleen Buehring; the grandfather of Jack, Connor and Margee Buehring; the brother of Richard (Sandy) and LaVerne “Dolly” (Jim) Marcello and the late Arthur Jr. (the late Jean), Mary Lou (the late Gus) Norde, Dorothy (the late Matt) Nobile, Joni (Jack) Izzo and Peggy O’Day; and the uncle of many nephews and nieces.

A celebration of life event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 at La Barra Riverside, 2 E. Burlington, Riverside. Doors will open at 11 a.m. with a service promptly at 11:45 a.m. and a reception to follow. Interment private at Resurrection Cemetery, Justice.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Shriner Children’s Chicago, 2211 N. Oak Park Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60707.

Anello Funeral & Cremation Services handled arrangements.