I learned this morning of the passing of my former father-in-law.  Bud was a wonderful man whom I loved and respected, and I’m very sorry to hear of his passing.  He served his country with honor, raised eight (eight!) children who all turned out to be productive members of society, was married to the same woman for 60 (60!) years, and was well-liked by everyone he met.  He will be missed by many.

Served with Honor - United States Military Veteran
Charles W. “Bud” Buckius
October 29, 1926 – May 16, 2009
Lecanto, Florida

The Service of Remembrance for Mr. Charles W. “Bud” Buckius, age 82, of Lecanto, Florida, will be held 11:00 AM, Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at the Grace Bible Church, 6382 Green Acres Street in Homosassa with Pastor Ray Herriman officiating. Friends may call Tuesday May 19, 2009 from 6pm to 8pm at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be sent to the family at http://www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
He was born October 29, 1926 in Cleveland, OH, son of Albert & Olga Buckius. He died May 16, 2009 at his residence.
Mr. Buckius was a United States Marine Corp veteran serving during WWII (Pacific Theater) and a recipient of the Purple Heart.
He was a retired electrical contractor. He had moved here from Madison, Ohio in 1991.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Mary Buckius of Lecanto; children: Bob Buckius of Inverness; Bill Buckius and Brian Buckius, both of Madison, OH; Bruce Buckius of Lecanto; Bud Buckius Jr., of Clearwater; Bonnie Bradley and Brenda Neff, both of Lecanto; Barbara Krogh of Homosassa; a sister, Charlene Alley of Chesterland, OH; 16 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren.