Richard L. ("Dick") Buck
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11/7/1937 - 1/5/2014
Richard L ("Dick") Buck, 76, of Meadow Vista, born November 7, 1937 in Detroit, Mich., went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 5 2014.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Peggy; daughters, Diane Wesley (husband Jim) and Debbie Bryditzki (husband Scott), both of Auburn; son, David Buck (wife Rhodena) of Senoia, Ga.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Dick was born to Jack and Ruth Buck, who served as missionaries in Borneo, Indonesia and also grew up in Southern California. He attended high school at Hampton DuBose Academy in Zellwood, Fla., where he met Peggy. He graduated from El Camino Junior College in Torrance, Calif. He served in the insurance industry and held multiple positions with State Farm Insurance for over 35 years. He faithfully served in various leadership positions at his church, the last being Evangelical Free Church (now Cornerstone Church) in Auburn.
Dick loved water sports and was an accomplished water skier. He loved camping, golf and working on his five acres of property. He could repair anything that needed it and had a brilliant technical mind. His sharp management and organizational skills, quick wit and broad smile were well known. He loved God and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of Sierra Ridge Memory Care of the incredible love, compassion and care given to Dick during his last 2 1/2 years.
A memorial service was held Friday, January 10, 2014 at Sierra Ridge Memory Care and the New Auburn Cemetery.
The family encourages friends to sign the Auburn Journal online guestbook. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in Dick's name to the Lewy body Dementia Association, Inc. at http://lbda.org/content/ways-to-give.
Published in Gold Country Media Newspapers on Jan. 15, 2014