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George B. Buckley, Jr.


January 23, 2019


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. www.visneski.com


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