Buck, Philip G.
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Philip G. Buck, 93, Green Bay, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. He was born on July 30, 1919 in Fond du Lac to the late George and Ida C. (Petrin) Buck. Philip operated a grocery store after graduation. He served his country in the US Army Cavalry from June 27, 1942 to January 1946. He married Gladys E. Reinke on February 7, 1959 in Green Bay. She preceded him in death on October 17, 2002.
Philip was employed at Clabots Shoes for 28 years and retired in 1984. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #401, Nobel-Straubel VFW Post #2037 and past Post Commander. He was involved with the Green Bay Kickers and the South Side Civic Association. Philip helped start the South Side Library and was on the Green Bay Planning Commission. He was a ticket taker for the Green Bay Packers for the Ice Bowl and he sold programs and parked cars at the old stadium. Philip was a past member of the St. Joseph's Holy Name Society and St. Joseph's Athletic Club.
Surviving are his step-daughter, Nancy and Dr. Robert Logomasini, Hampton Bay, Long Island, New York; 17 grandchildren, Timothy, Patrick, Victoria, Jonathon, Mark, Kathleen, Mathew and Peter Spellman, Bridget Roeder, Becky Swalve, Tina Garzanelli, Robert Jr., John and Angela Logomasini, Lisa Darling, Linda Fournier and Anna Montgomery; 23 great-grandchildren; his niece, Barbara (Jerry) Leiterman; and a nephew, James La Count.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Peggy Spellman Block; a grandson, Thomas Spellman; a great-granddaughter, Sara Roeder; and a sister, Genevieve La Count.
Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 pm on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue. Visitation will continue on Tuesday, February 26 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1224 12th Avenue, from 10 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am with Rev. Ryan Krueger officiating. Military honors will follow. Entombment will be at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com. A memorial fund has been established in Philip's name.
Lyndahl Funeral Home
1350 Lombardi Avenue Green Bay, WI 54304
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Feb. 21 to Feb. 24, 2013