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Richard Leonard Buck, 84, of 107 Aynsley Circle, Northumberland, passed away at his home early Wednesday morning, July 19, 2017. He was a former resident of Ocala, Fla.
A native of Mansfield, Mass., he was born July 6, 1933, a son of the late Lawrence A. Sr. and Gladys (Phillips) Buck. He was married to the former Jann L. Spaulding and his death breaks a marital union of 60 years.

Richard was a graduate of Mansfield High School. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the Army from 1953-1960.
He had worked for the Foxboro Company and for MRC Bearings in Falconer, N.Y., for 27 years.
He attended Christ Wesleyan Church. He was a member of CVCC, LKWD Rod and Gun Club, Thule Lodge, Royal Oaks CC of Ocala Fla., the American Legion and V,F.W., Oak Run Little Theater, New York Club, and Southern States Club.
Richard enjoyed hunting, golfing, fishing, ceramics, crafts, puzzles, the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, and was a volunteer fire fighter in New York.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and their spouses, Gary and Kathy Buck, Jeffrey and Darcy Buck, Thomas and Mary Buck; seven grandchildren, Matthew Buck, Michael Buck, Bethany Buck, Lindsey Johnson, Heather Booth, Bryan Buck, Jackie Keener; nine great-grandchildren, Blake Buck, Allyson Buck, Lillian and Julia Stormont, Dawson and Tucker Booth, Ava and Everly Buck, and Logan Keener; three siblings, Janet Keeler and Raymond Buck, both of Foxboro, and Gail (Armand) Bedard, of Kissimee, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:30 a.m., August 19, in the community room at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

Donations in honor of Richard may be made to the Geisinger Hospice, 61 Duke St., Northumberland, PA 17857.

Funeral arrangements are by the John H. Shaw III Funeral Home, Market and Eighth streets, Lewisburg.
Published on July 20, 2017
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