Merle R. "Buck" Amy

Dr. Merle R. "Buck" Amy, DDS, 87, of Welsh Hill Rd., Corry, Pa., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. He was born in Corry, Pa., on June 17, 1925, a son of the late Dr. Merle R. Amy, DC and Florence Rogers Amy. Buck was raised and educated in Corry, graduating from Corry High School in 1943. Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Army as a machine gunner in the 80th Infantry Division assigned to the 3rd Army under General Patton in the European Theatre during WWII. He was awarded a Combat Infantryman Badge, two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, three Battle Stars and a Liberty Medal. After his discharge in 1945, Buck attended the University of Pittsburgh and received his D.D.S. Degree in 1952. He returned to Corry and began his private dental practice. He retired in 1991 and has worked part-time at Family Dentistry in Corry since then. Buck was a lifetime member of the Corry VFW Post #264, a member of the Artist's Guild-Woodcarvers, the Corry Country Club and a former member of the Elks Lodge. He was on the Corry Memorial Hospital Board of Incorporators, and was an instructor of the Hunter's Safety Course for the PA Game Commission. Together with his wife Marge, they built a home in the woods overlooking a pond and hills around Welsh Hill Road. There, they enjoyed years of watching wildlife, gardening, hunting, fishing with grandkids and hosting many memorable family gatherings of the Amy clan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death on September 1, 2004 by his wife Marjorie K. Slattery Amy, whom he married on June 6, 1947 in Corry, Pa., and a sister Dorothy Morrison. Buck is survived by four daughters, Christine Kneizel and her husband, Dale, of Fairbanks, Ark., Catherine "Kate" Pierotti and her husband, James, of Kane, Pa., Sue Wolfe and her husband, Dan, of Edinboro, Pa., and Patricia Harwood and her husband, Jim, of Wattsburg, Pa.; three sons, Dr. John R. "Jack" Amy and his wife, Sally, of Edinboro, Pa., James Amy and his wife, Ann, of Rochester, N.Y., and C. Joseph Amy of Green River, Wyo.; and a brother, Raymond Amy of Corry, Pa. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, Chad Baxter, Jamie Baxter, Jessica Figlenski, Michael Amy, Ryan Amy, Sean Amy, Drs. Alex Gifford and his wife, Kimmie, Matthew Gifford and his wife, Kelly, Drs. Andrew Gifford and his wife, Erika, Douglas Gifford and his wife, Heather, Sarah Gifford and her companion, Jessica, Dana Roberts, Craig Harwood and his wife, Melissa, Carolyn Fogle and her husband, Justin, and Anita Bolla; 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, Pa., on Monday from 11 a.m. until the time of the memorial service there at 1 p.m. Rev. Thomas Brown will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Corry, Pa. Memorials may be made to the -Western PA. District, 823 Filmore Avenue, Erie, PA 16505 or Regional Home Health and Hospice, 13675 Rt. 6, Corry, PA 16407.

Funeral Home

Bracken Funeral Home - Corry
315 N Center St  Corry, PA 16407
(814) 664-7735

Published in the Erie Times-News on Nov. 2, 2012