Name     Dennis Darcy Buss
      July 11, 1942 - November 25, 2018
Service Information     Saturday, December 8
Bigelow Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Interment Information     Saturday, December 8
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Visitation     Saturday, December 8
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Bigelow Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery
580 Mt. Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Memorial Donations    


Dennis Darcy Buss was born in 1942 to Janet and Francis Buss, just days before Frank left to serve in WWII. Dennis lived with his maternal grandparents until the family was reunited and eventually settled in Vermont. Janet recognized and encouraged his academic potential, going so far as applying to university on his behalf. Dennis’s years at MIT were happy ones. He enjoyed playing music (violin and guitar), rowing crew, and playing hockey, and he was among 100 outstanding athletes in the history of MIT. He studied for a PhD in Electrical Engineering, and after graduation he joined Texas Instruments, where he was the longest-serving vice president. He worked for Analog Devices in the 1990s before returning to Texas Instruments, eventually making his way back to MIT, where he was a visiting scientist. Dennis had a passion for history, nature, and mountaineering, as well as an enduring sense of adventure. He passed away in rural Ecuador while on a birdwatching trip. His achievements in science and technology brought him international recognition and even greater personal satisfaction, but those who knew him will remember his passion for life, generous nature, and commitment to life-long learning. Dennis is survived by his loving wife, Anelya Buss, two sisters (Michael Buss and Alexandra MacNeille), three daughters (Emily, Laura and Hilda Buss), granddaughter (Hazel Follin), nephews (Lothian Buss, William Slack, and Merrall MacNeille), and niece (Ceicile MacNeille). He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, students, and colleagues around the world. Visiting in the Bigelow Chapel at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge, MA 02138 from 10 AM - 12 Noon on Saturday, December 8. Interment to follow after which a reception will be held at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Please RSVP to michaeljanebuss@gmail. com.