Clarence Franklin "Buck" Raybuck

Clarence Franklin "Buck" Raybuck, 87, formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at McKinley Health Center. Born February 09, 1925 in Heathville, a son of the late Franklin Harold and Ella Miranda (Hetrick) Raybuck. He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country during World War II. During his service he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. On June 30, 1946 he married the former Sara Jane Hannold. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2009. "Buck" worked at the Hanley Brick Company in Summerville for forty three years, where he worked as a foreman on the sorting table, and retired as the foreman of the loading dock. During his employment, he served as the Secretary of the United Brick and Clay Workers Union. He was a lifetime member of the Clarion Moose Lodge, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Summerville. He served as Quartermaster of VFW for many years. Also a member of the Hobah Lodge Free and Accepted Masons #276 in Brookville. He received the 33rd Degree at Coudersport Consistory. In his earlier years he enjoyed hunting, (or maybe just hunting camp), and was an Avid Golfer. Surviving relatives include five children, John Raybuck and wife Sharon of Brockway, Richard Raybuck and wife Patricia of Summerville, Linda Cassatt and husband Terry of Erie, Donna Damico and husband Steven of Hartsville, S.C., and Rose Croasman and husband Jerry of Big Run; 12 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Fuller of Wattsburg. Preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brothers, Harvey Elmer, George Jacob and Wilbert Henry Raybuck; two sisters, Anna Savilla Reynolds and Dorothy Janet Smith. Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Brookville. Friends will be received from 2-4 on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Masonic Lodge, 105 Evans Street, Brookville, where a luncheon will also be held. Interment at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville. Memorial donations may be made in Clarence's memory to the , PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693. Online condolences may be made at www.shumakerfh.com


Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 15, 2012