Feb. 15, 1952 – Jan. 18, 2016James Michael Buffington, known to all as Mike, passed away unexpectedly Jan. 18, 2016 in Flagler Beach, Fla. Mike was born Feb. 15, 1952 to James F. Buffington and Joan V. Buffington at Parkview Hospital in Plymouth. Mike was an entrepreneur of sorts, he began working at the age of 15. He eventually ended up working side by side with his father at Kay Industries. In the late 1970s, Mike ventured off on his own and opened what is currently known as Buffington Electric. Mike was previously married to Meri Anne Buffington, currently residing in Dawsonville, Ga. He is survived by her and their two children. His daughter, Jaime Buffington Billings, her husband John, and grandchildren Camden and Ivabella of Fort Drum, N.Y. His son, James Michael “Jimmy” Buffington and his companion Jessica DeMont, and her daughters Courtney and Ashley of Plymouth. His loving sister and best friend, Lynda Burbrink and nephew Joseph of Flagler Beach, Fla. He is also survived by several nieces. Mike is preceded in death by his parents, James and Joan Buffington. Mike was a hardworking man who was devoted to his family and his grandchildren, they were the light of his life. He was also a father figure to his children’s friends, instilling family values to all of them. Thus, giving him the famous name of “Uncle Mike. Mike enjoyed airplanes and flying, and earned his pilot’s license at the age of 16. He continued to fly throughout his early 20s, eventually picking it back up and buying his own plane to enjoy flying his family and grandchildren. Mike had an infectious laugh and an unforgettable smile, that always made you feel welcome. Never knowing a stranger, Mike’s thoughtful and caring personality reflected on to all. He often told his children and grandchildren that you should “Never look down on anyone, unless you were offering them your hand to help them up!” There is a memorial celebration for Mike Buffington this Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016at The Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #741 in Plymouth from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. All are welcome to attend. Please come out to share and reflect with Mike’s friends and family.