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February 19, 2012
Joseph Edgar "Ned" Buckley, 54, of Deer Lake, passed away Sunday at his residence.
Born in Pottsville, June 22, 1957, he was a son of the late Clement and Georgine Mootz Buckley.
He was the husband of Sharon J. Ege Buckley, whom he married in 1990.
He was a 1975 graduate of Nativity BVM High School.
Ned was the owner of Mootz Candies, Pottsville, since 1982, and was a member of Retail Confectioners.
He was a member of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, Schuylkill Haven, and Deer Lake Fire Company.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons, Kirk Freed, Orwigsburg, and Jeremy Freed, Schuylkill Haven; daughters, Shannon Smith and Madeline Buckley, both of Deer Lake; grandchildren, Katie Viars, Mason Freed and Rylan Freed, all of Orwigsburg, and Isabelle and Ella Smith, both of Deer Lake; siblings, Pete Buckley and Mary Stagliano, both of Pottsville, and Clement "Clem" Buckley, Deer Lake.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home Inc., 25 E. Main St., Schuylkill Haven. A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at Geschwindt-Stabingas Funeral Home. At the family's request, memorial donations may be made to the Madeline Buckley College Education Fund, 133 Laurel Road, Deer Lake, PA 17961, and will be accepted at the funeral home. To extend condolences to the family online, please visit, www.gsesfuneralhomes.com. Ebling-Stabingas Funeral Home, Cressona, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in Republican & Herald from Feb. 21 to Feb. 22, 2012