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Harold Stanley Buck(August 26, 1925 - September 24, 2013)



A celebration of life for longtime Port Angeles resident Harold Stanley Buck will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at 2 p.m. at St. Andrew's Place in Port Angeles. Pastor Anthony Sackor will officiate.

Harold passed away September 24, 2013.

Harold was born in Tacoma, Washington, on August 26, 1925, to Ronald and Wanda (Spalsbury) Buck. He grew up in Washington and Texas, where he developed a lifelong love of horses.

Harold attended Lincoln High School, Whitman and Gonzaga universities, obtained a law degree and served in the U.S. Navy for 10 years.

In August 1948, he married Lois McDonald. In 1957, he moved with his family to Port Angeles, where he and his father owned and operated Ron Buck Sales, selling and servicing boats and chain saws.

Harold was very active in the Port Angeles Junior Badminton Club, Lions Club and served on the Port Angeles City Council from 1976 to 1981. He was very proud of the council's achievements during that time and took his service to the community very seriously.

He also served as the first director of Clallam County's Economic Development Council, the director of Clallam/Jefferson's Community Action Council and helped establish the Head Start Program.

In 1982, he became the personnel director of Olympic Memorial Hospital, a position from which he derived great satisfaction, developing many lasting friendships and a deep respect for the profession of nursing. He retired in 1993.

Harold is survived by his wife, Lois; son Rory; daughters Lynette (Steve) Dryke and Terri (Jim) Root, all of Port Angeles; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Ron and sisters Georgene McDonald and Jacquie Fors.

Donations in his memory may be made to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, 540 East Eighth Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362; or St. Andrew's Place, 520 East Park Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

Published in The Peninsula Daily News on Oct. 3, 2013
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