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Philip Buchla, 65, Of Bridgeport

Philip Buchla
Philip Buchla Photo Credit: Family of Philip Buchla, via Funeraria Luz de Paz/Rodriguez Funeral Services

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport resident Philip Buchla died on Thursday, Dec. 31. He was 65.

He was born to Myron and Martha Buchlais in Bridgeport, and worked at SNET as a telephone operator for many years and retired from there.

He is survived by his brothers, Bruce Buchla and his wife, Therese of Estero, Fla., Robert Buchla and his wife, Sylvia of Plano, Ill., and Rodney Buchla of Bridgeport.

Buchla was predeceased by his parents, .

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, at St. Patrick's, 170 Thompson St., in Bridgeport.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Funeraria Luz de Paz/Rodriguez Funeral Services.

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