George B. Buckley, Jr., 87, of Danville, PA
passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 at his residence. He was born
November 29, 1931 in Danville PA the son of the late George B., Sr. and
Dorothy Weaver Buckley.
He graduated from Danville High School in 1949.
George served with the PA State Militia in 1947
for nine months and then served his country with great pride in the United
States Navy for four years from 1949 Ė 1953 as a Petty Officer 3rd
Class. He later served in the Army National Guard as an E-7 Sergeant First
Class for 25 years.
George was preceded in death by his first wife
of 52 years, Suzann A. Girton Buckley who preceded him in death December 8,
2000. He is survived by his second wife of 14 years, Ruby E. Wenrich
Venarchick Buckley. They were married March 17, 2004.
George was employed as a flat press operator at
Kennedy Van Saun, later employed at TRW and then as a mechanical operator
and a boiler tender at Merck and Company, from where he retired in 1994.
He was a member of St. Peterís United Methodist
Church in Riverside PA; a life member of the VFW where he served as Past
Commander from 1996-1997. He was also a 50 year member of Danville Mahoning
Lodge #224 F&AM.
George enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing,
coin collecting and especially enjoyed his ship reunions for the USS KD
Bailey. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife Ruby, he is survived by
his son; George Patrick Buckley and his wife Joanne of Bluffton SC and two
daughters, Sharon A. Loomis and her husband Carl of Berwick PA and Suzann D.
White of Riverside PA. Also surviving are five grandchildren and several
great-grandchildren. He is also survived by one brother, Robert L. Buckley
of Millville PA and one sister, Elsie Jean Snyder of Danville PA and two
stepsons; Paul A. Venarchick and his wife Elaine and Kevin M. Venarchick and
his wife Ashley of Trevorton as well as several nieces and nephews. In
addition to his first wife, he was also preceded in death by one daughter,
Theresa Elaine Buckley and one sister, Audrey Stump.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a
Celebration of Georgeís Life to be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11:00
AM at St. Peterís United Methodist Church 240 Sunbury Road Riverside, PA,
with the Reverend Dr. Donald N. Hurley officiating. Friends will be received
from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery Danville
PA where military rites will be accorded by the Montour County Veterans.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St.
Peterís United Methodist Church PO Box 428 Riverside PA 17868.
Arrangements were under the direction of the
Visneski Funeral Home 42 W Mahoning Street Danville PA 17821.