Gene H. Buck

Gene H. Buck, 87, of Blockville, N.Y., died Fri-day, Sept. 13, 2013. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 9, 1925, to J. Henry Buck and Marguerite Jen-sen Buck. Gene went to Jamestown High School and later served in the U.S. Army during W.W.II. He returned to Jamestown and had a service station called Chuck and Buck’s. He went to hotel school in Washington, D.C., and later became the manager of the Hotel Jamestown in the 60s. He worked sales and moved to San Diego, Calif., where he sold real estate. He returned to Jamestown in the 1990s and worked for FedEx until his retirement. He then volunteered as a driver for the Cancer Van driving people to Buffalo for treatment for a period of five years. When he quit, pa-tients asked where he was and were told he ran out of stories. He was a great story teller. He was a member of Mount Moriah Lodge #145 of Jamestown. He was an advisor of the Order of DeMolay in El Cajon, Calif. Gene was an avid fan of antique and classic cars and a member of the San Diego Shrine Antique Car Club.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia. Besides his wife he is also survived by three daughters: Jody Kampley, Wendy Anderson and Lory Buck, and one son, Larry Buck, in California. Step-sons David and Collin Smith of Jamestown, a step-daughter Sandra Hutchinson in California and several grandchildren. Brothers James Buck of Frewsburg, N.Y., David Buck of Oniata, N.Y., sisters Marilyn Maurmann of Arcade, N.Y., Joann Sweeney of New Cumberland, Pa. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, two sons Randy and Ronny Buck, also a sister Pat Jackson. A memorial will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Mount Moriah Lodge, 3485 Baker Street Ext. on Sunday, Sept. 22. With a Masonic Memorial at 3 p.m., refreshments and fellowship following. In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to the charity of your choice.