George William Bucko Iii
Van Hise and Callagan Funeral Home - Point Pleasant Beach
812 Arnold Avenue
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
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.

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.
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Crystal Marine bait and tackle was truly one of a kind.... Just like George. He will be dearly missed by the entire fishing community at the Point Pleasant canal. His dry sense of humor was second to none.
Steve Mattia
March 29, 2021
Dear Daura and family members of George,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss.
It is never an easy time to say good-bye to someone you love.
I pray that time will ease your pain and that the fond memories you shared will give you comfort
With deepest sympathy,
Barbara Denegar
March 29, 2021
My wife and I worked with George, at Fort Monmouth, in the nineties. It was sad to hear of his passing and especially his battle with cancer. Our deepest condolences to Daura and George’s children.
Ed and Dayna Liska
March 29, 2021
My husband and I first met George twenty odd years ago through Daura. We were able to enjoy a few trips to one of his favorite places Atlantic City what fun memories we also had the pleasure of going out on his boat You fought one heck of a battle to the end. Till we meet again.
Diana and Rick Keyser
March 28, 2021
George was a great guy! Great sense of humor, everyone loved him at Fort Monmouth. My condolences to Daura and his family.
Lynda Stark
March 28, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Michael Stone
March 28, 2021
Daura, condolences to you and the rest of George's family. He was a great guy.
Larry Lanzaro
March 27, 2021
Honored to have known George. A privilege to care for him.
Betty O'Donnell
March 27, 2021
George was a lifelong friend and a great loving father. I have many fond memories of him and will miss him. George is finally at peace and free from all the pain and suffering he experienced. God Bless him.
Bill Buschhorn
March 27, 2021
My deepest condolences to your family, on the passing of your dad. I worked with him for many years and become a partner in his lobster business. I just want you to know, your Dad was liked by everyone that knew and worked with him at Fort Monmouth. After our retirement, I would come by his bait shop and sit outside and reminisce, like the two old men we were. I will miss him deeply. His friend Bill Bell
Bill Bell
March 27, 2021
The Matyola Family
March 27, 2021
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