Buck, George A.
A longtime resident of the Bentley Creek, PA community passed away Thur. Feb 27, 2014 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health at the age of 80. Born on Jan. 12, 1934 in Williamsport, PA; he was the son of the late, Carl & Mary Ann Hofer Buck. George married the love of his life and best friend, Delores Pavelski Buck, on Sept. 27, 1958 in Jackson, PA; and she predeceased him on Dec. 24, 2008. He was employed by Penn Yan Express for many years as a sales manager before opening his own business Twin Tier Transport Services Inc. which he operated for many years until his retirement. With strong faith, George was a communicant of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bentley Creek for many years. A devoted husband, caring father, and exceptional provider, George always put his family first. Surviving are his loving children, LuAnne (Gary) Mikos, Lancaster County, PA; Colleen Dyer, E. Corning, NY; and George Jr. (Karen) Buck, Big Flats, NY; seven grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Buck; Krista and Ken Mikos; and Bianca, Erica and Mark Zongrone; great grandson, Karson N. Mikos; siblings, Mary Elizabeth Mack, Athens, PA; Eugene (Lynn) Buck, Horseheads, NY; Charmaine (Dennis) Shaffer, PA; and Kathy (Larry) Nogle, FL; aunt, Rita Pishko, Williamsport, PA; nieces, nephews and cherished family friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, George was predeceased by a siblings, Carl (Lorraine) Buck, Eva (Bo) Summit, and Martha Burnell. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. Mar. 4, 2014 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wed. morning at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY 14904. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.