Passed away in Phoenix, Az. on Friday May 29, 2020 at 37 years of age. He is survived by his son, Carter (8), parents Ronald Sr. & Robin; sister Erin (Justin) Powell; brother Daniel J. Rice; nephew Justin Powell Jr; and niece Jordin Powell; and many friends and relatives. Buddy was a proud member of Pipefitter's Local 455, a supremely talented pipe welder, and a fiercely loyal, lifelong Democrat. He had a big heart and was very generous toward others, especially those down on their luck. His passions were the Labor movement, politics, fishing, movies, hockey, going to the casino, 4-wheeling, and riding his Harley. His mischievous grin and unique sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew and loved him.He lived life to the max, and went at everything he did at full throttle. He crammed more adventures into his 37 years than most people would have if they lived to be 100. ..... His days are no more, but the memories live on in our hearts forever. Visitation Wednesday (June 10, 2020) from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at SANDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 2593 E. 7th Ave., North St. Paul. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday 10:00 AM at ASSUMPTION CATHOLIC CHURCH, 51 W. 7th St., St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.