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Maria Gordon Buse, MD
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the:
  • Maria G. Buse, M.D. Endowed Chair in Medical Research
    MUSC Foundation
    18 Bee Street, MSC 450
    Charleston, SC 29425

Pause Days Gone By by Bruce H. Zimmerman (ASCAP)
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“She was such a lovely lady. I remember the rose garden her husband planted at the house on Palm Blvd. She was so generous and loved by many ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Franny Henty - Charleston, SC

“Both Drs. Buse were great and kind people. They are together again as the sweet couple and dedicated professionals they were when I met them in 1987....Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Deborah Stokes - Wadmalaw Island, SC

“Dr. Maria Buse and her Husband Dr. John Buse were the Endocrinology Division of the Department of Medicine when we were medical students between 1965...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Jerry Reves, MD - Charleston, SC

“Remembering the early evenings in the 70's on Bennett Street when Dr. Buse would fill us up with pasta-type dishes before we'd head to Big John's for...Read More »
4 of 10 | Posted by: Barre Butler - Charleston, SC

“What an amazing women!May she Rest In Peace!I feel blessed to have known her and I am in awe of all of her accomplishments! ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Patricia Moushey - Saint Louis, MO

“Maria was a wonderful scientist, mentor, and friend. She was tremendously inspiring and I will always remember how much we laughed together. Much...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Lauren Ball - Charleston, SC

“So sorry for your loss.I feel honored to have known her. May her memory be eternal. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Helen Gatgounis - Chas, SC

“I knew both Dr Buses and respected them tremendously. Their contributions to medicine and the world will live on forever. ”
8 of 10 | Posted by: Toni Catoe - Folly Beach, SC

“I have known Maria for many years and known thru my husband Philippe Arnaud how much she was appreciatedMy prayers and thoughts are with your...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Marie Laure Arnaud - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Let the memories of her be your pillow of comfort.Much love .Muriel Berta's daughter ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: A friend

Maria Gordon Buse, MD born July 17, 1927 in Budapest, Hungary passed away surrounded by her family in her home on Sunday, August 25, 2019. A private service will be held in Bethany Cemetery.

Maria was preceded in death by her loving husband John F. Buse, MD of Charleston, SC and her mother and father Elizabeth Szana Richter and Geza Gordon of Budapest, Hungary. August 17, 2019 would have been Maria and John's 63rd wedding anniversary.

Maria is survived by her three children: John Bernard Buse, MD (Mary Beth Cassely) of Chapel Hill, NC, Paul Edward Buse, MD (Susan) of St. Louis, MO and Ms. Elizabeth Buse King (Charles) of Atlanta, GA; stepbrother, Paul Richter, MD (Stella) of Atlanta, GA; lifetime family friend, Albertha Williams of Charleston, SC; and nine grandchildren. Her loving grandchildren include: John Buse (Jenny Terrell), Bradley Busebee (Hannah), Michael Buse, Michelle Buse, Hezekaya Buse, Katherine Buse, Caroline Buse, Alexander King and Jonathan King.

Maria Gordon Buse, MD, was a product of wartime Europe. She completed her professional education in four languages on three continents and had a 60-year career as an investigator, educator, and practicing endocrinologist. Please read more in this reprisal written collaboratively by her biological offspring and intellectual progeny, an appropriate reflection of a career where family and work were joyfully intertwined in an irresolvable way. American Diabetes Association Journal. Maria Gordon Buse, MD: A Family Affair Through Six Decades of Diabetes Discovery written by Charles F. Burant, MD, Caroline R. Buse, Katherine A. Robinson, MD, and John B. Buse, MD . You may read more about her accomplishments at MUSC in the Waring Historical Library online exhibit: Opening Doors: Women at the Medical University of South Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Maria G. Buse, M.D. Endowed Chair in Medical Research, an endowed chair fund established as a tribute to Dr. Maria Buse in 2010. Please direct contributions to the MUSC Foundation, 18 Bee Street, MSC 450, Charleston, SC 29425.