George William Bucko, III
Point Pleasant - George William Bucko III, 74, of Point Pleasant, passed away on March 24, 2021 at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, surrounded by his children. After being given an estimated survival time of nine to eleven months to live, he courageously battled pancreatic cancer for more than four years.
George was born in New Brunswick to George William Bucko Jr and Margaret Pary Bucko. He served in the US Army and worked as a computer specialist at Fort Monmouth. George was a part-time fisherman and commercial lobsterman, and he eventually owned and operated the bait & tackle shop Crystal Marine in Point Pleasant for over 10 years. He also enjoyed boats, corvettes and motorcycles, Atlantic City and Monmouth Park, watching Jeopardy, and was a lover of all animals, especially his dogs.
George is survived by his 2 sons, David Bucko of Point Pleasant and Robert Bucko of Point Pleasant Beach; 2 daughters, Jennifer Cloud and her husband Mike of Brick, and Nancy Bucko of Tionesta, PA; 4 grandchildren, Michael and Megan Cloud and Frank and Angelina DiChristina, and longtime companion Daura Sneeringer.
A memorial gathering will be held on Sunday, March 28th from 2-5 PM at Van Hise & Callagan Funeral Home, 812 Arnold Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in his name to the World Wildlife Fund. https://www.worldwildlife.org/
Due to the Covid-19 executive orders of Governor Murphy, please be aware that masks must be worn at all times, social distancing must be maintained, and there are capacity limitations for all gatherings. We ask that you please pay your respects briefly to allow time for others to do so as well.
Published by Asbury Park Press from Mar. 26 to Mar. 27, 2021.