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Albert Thomas "Bud" Denler passed away June 21, 2007 at his home in Park City, surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 30, 1921 in San Pedro, Calif., to Albert and Myrtle Denler.

He grew up in San Pedro and at the age of 19 joined the 423rd Anti-aircraft Battalion to defend the United States in the Asiatic Pacific Theater. Albert was a Pearl Harbor survivor and fought in battles at Guadalcanal and the Central Pacific Northern Solomon Islands. He was awarded the American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal and a Medal for Outstanding Conduct.

Upon completing his military service he was employed by the Pacific Maritime Association as a Longshoreman in the combined ports of Los Angeles until he retired at age 62. In 1996, he moved with his wife, Lee, to Park City and lived in the Sun Peak community.

He was married to Wanda Lou Cox in 1948, divorced and married Hattie Lee Jeffers in 1968. He is survived by his children, Marian Crosby (Ken), Park City; Marilyn Jarvis (Skip), San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; Michael Denler (Dianna), Reno, Nev.; step-children: Chuck Jeffers and Linda Beatty; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and brother, Richard Denler. He was preceded in death by his sister, June Newling, mother Myrtle Rowin, and father, Jack Denler.

He never lost his determination to do it "Bud’s way," which was a continuing source of amusement to those around him.

The family would like to thank the fifth floor nursing staff and emergency valet parking attendants at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, and IHC Hospice Care for their concerned care and support.

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Burial services will be held at the Park City Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 28. A wake will follow at the home of Ken and Marian Crosby, 2736 American Saddler Dr., Park City.