Donald Buck

Obituary of Donald F. Buck

Donald F. Buck, 86, of Ormond Beach, Florida, formerly of DeWitt, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2020. He was born December 12, 1933 in Syracuse, NY, the son of the late Donald and Mable Buck. He attended The Hill School in Pottstown, PA, Middlebury College in VT and Syracuse University where he was a member of the Sigma Nu Fraternity. Don enlisted in the United States Navy where he served proudly for 16 years. He owned the Buck & Cobb Insurance Agency and retired in 1988. Don was a member of the University Club, Syracuse Liederkranz Chorus, Syracuse Jaycees and the DeWitt Kiwanis Club (serving as President and Secretary). Don was also very active with the Antique Auto Club of America, Western NY Morgan Owners Group, Morgan Car Club of Florida and the Morgan Sports Car Club of England. He is survived by his brother, James (Beverly) of Cazenovia; sons, Bradley (Loretta) and Donald “Scott” (Wendy) of Liverpool; five grandchildren, Bradley (Jessica), Brennan, Chelsea, Connor and Kaleigh, all of Liverpool; and great grandchild, Bradley. He was predeceased by his wife, the love of his life, Barbara (Hopkins) Buck in 1994; and second wife, Kathryn Gates in 2010. Due to current circumstances, a private funeral service will be held at Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel in DeWitt, followed by interment in White Chapel Memory Gardens in DeWitt. A public service will be held at a later date. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the DeWitt Kiwanis Foundation, P.O. Box 203 DeWitt, NY 13214 or DeWitt Community Church, 3600 Erie Blvd East, DeWitt, NY 13214.
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