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William Gellatly Buick

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BUICK, WILLIAM " BILL" William "Bill" Gellatly Buick of Ashlar Village, Wallingford, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Masonic Care - Hospice. Loving husband of the late Helen Potter Buick. Born on February 17, 1923 in Dundee, Scotland; son of the late William and Wilhelmina Anderson Buick. Bill came to the U.S. in 1947 and worked for the Gannett Company for over 30 years. During World War II, he served in the British Navy as a communications officer. One of the most dramatic moments of his life occurred when his ship, The Egyptian, was torpedoed in the North Atlantic. He was one of only three survivors. Bill was an active member of Scottish and Connecticut Masonry for over 71 years. A talented musician, he was passionate about music and played the violin for 83 years. He also played a number of other instruments including the saxophone, bagpipes and mandolin. Bill was the father of William P. Buick and his wife Katherine of New Haven and Bonnie Buick of East Haven. Grandfather of Robert Buick and his wife Gretta of New Haven, Andrew Buick and his wife Rissa Sison of Brooklyn, NY and William D. Buick of Boulder, CO. Brother of May Fearon of Alberta, Canada and the late Norman Buick, John Buick and Renee Low. In addition, he leaves many nieces and nephews in the U.S., Canada and Scotland. Family and friends are invited to attend his Memorial Service at the Hartog Activity Center at Ashlar Village, Cheshire Road, Wallingford on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 2:30 pm. BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Masonic Charity Foundation, 74 Cheshire Road, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492. To send a condolence please see obituary at www.beecherandbennett.com.


Published in The New Haven Register on Feb. 3, 2013
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