ROCK SPRINGS — Buddy Kaumo, 72, passed away Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at his home in Rock Springs. He was a lifelong resident of Rock Springs.
Mr. Kaumo was born on April 25, 1946, in Rock Springs, the son of Angelo Luigi Kaumo and Pierina Caroline Flaim.
He attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1964 graduate of Rock Springs High School. Mr. Kaumo also attended the University of Wyoming for four years, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business.
Buddy married Mary Joe Tardoni on June 17, 1967, in Rock Springs. She preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2016, in Rock Springs, Wyoming.
Mr. Kaumo served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam.
He worked as a financial advisor for Waddell & Reed for many years.
Mr. Kaumo was a member of Knights of Columbus, American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Rotary Club, and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 151.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, giving to the community, spending time at his cabin, and loved his church.
Survivors include two sons Brian Kaumo and wife, Donna Little-Kaumo, of Green River, and Chris Kaumo and wife, Laura O’Neill-Kaumo, of Washington, D.C.; brother Dennis Kaumo and wife, Candi, of Placentia, California; two grandchildren Heather Chvala and husband, Mike, of New Hampshire and David Curd and wife, Teresa, of Virginia; and six great-grandchildren Kaylee, Brooklyn, Michael, Stephen, James, and Kateryna.
Mr. Kaumo was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Mary Joe Kaumo.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Ave., Rock Springs. A vigil service with rosary will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, at the church. Friends may call at the church on Monday one hour prior to the rosary and again at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to Mass. Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com.