Brandon L. Bussler M.D., M.S.

Brandon L. Bussler M.D., M.S.

Brandon L. Bussler M.D., M.S., 42, of Willow Grove, formerly of Loyalsock Township, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, after a thirteen year battle with cancer.

Brandon was born June 13, 1975, in Williamsport, the son of Dean and Sandra Bussler, of Loyalsock Township, Montoursville.

He is survived by an uncle and aunt, George and Phyllis Mayes, of Windsor, Colo., Kim and Kay Bussler, of Hughesville; cousins, Matthew Bussler, of Hughesville, Christy Bussler, Jessica (Ryan) Peck, of Montoursville, Randall (Dhipanee) Mayes, of Ft. Collins, Colo.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Chester and Mary Bussler, and Wesley and Anna Spong; and his Uncle Chester and Aunt Joyce Bussler.

Brandon was a 1993 graduate of Loyalsock Township High School. 1990-1993, he was a percussionist in the Williamsport Symphony Orchestra. A 1997 graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, receiving a bachelors of art degree with a major in Biology and a minor in Music, graduating with honors in Biology. A 1998 Graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. receiving a master of science degree in Physiology and Biophysics. A 2002 graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, receiving the Degree of Medicine in Family Practice. Completed his Residency Program at Abington Memorial Hospital where he was Chief Resident. During his residency he received numerous awards and accolades and co-authored an article in the Family Practice News entitled “Hyperbilirubinemia in newborns.” His employment included Abington Family Practice in Willow Grove, Chestnut Hill Health System and lastly with Einstein Health Care Network office in Conshohocken, until his departure due to health issues.

He was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Brandon’s many interest in addition to his passion for music included a love of dogs, a deep interest in history, sports, spending time in the outdoors especially on the family farm in Liberty (he never forgot his roots), a keen interest in the stock market, his hobby of growing jade plants, visiting and hanging out with his many friends and just being with family. But his greatest passion was medicine and helping people. He had a humorous and amazing personality, as his friends will attest and was loved by all who knew him.

A member of the First United Methodist Church, visitation will be Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at the Church located at 3 Ross St., Williamsport, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. with services at 11 a.m., officiating is Pastor D.G. Giordano. A luncheon will follow. Burial will be at the convenience of the family in Friedens Cemetery, Liberty.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Brandon’s name may be made to MDS Research, with made checks payable to the “Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania,” Penn Medicine Development, c/o Katie Detzel, 3535 Market St., Suite 750, Philadelphia, PA 19104 or donate online https://giving.apps.upenn.edu/fund?program=MC&fund=603302. Or to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, P.O. Box 5028, Hagerstown, MD, 21741, with notation on check “For Ewings Sarcoma Research.”

Arrangements will be handled by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.