David W. "Bucky" Buckner, age 66, of Fairview, passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Erie on August 3, 1954 to the late Harold and Donna Buckner.
David was a lab tech at Erie Plating where he worked for 47 years. He was a member of the Erie Runner’s Club, St. Francis Usher’s Club, and the Siebenbuerger Club and enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting, and was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan. He believed in helping others, volunteering at Holy Cross Church Lenten Fish Dinners, helping neighbors and donating to local animal rescue.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Carl Buckner and Ricky Buckner, and brother in laws Terry Weber and Paul Rosequist.
David will be remembered by his beloved wife of 47 years, Mary C. Buckner of Fairview, son Joe Buckner of Erie, daughter Julie Buckner of Fairview, brother Robert Buckner of Albion, sisters Cheryl Hicks (Robert) of Millcreek, Rosemary Weber of North East, PA, and Susan Buckner of Garland, NC, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family cats Chip and especially Gary will miss him!
Following all Covid-19 guidelines (Masks MUST be worn the entire time while in the church and chapel), visitation will be held on Sunday, May 9, 2021 at Holy Cross Church, 7100 West Ridge Road, Fairview from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Additional visitation will be on Monday, May 10, 2021 at Holy Cross Church from 10:00 am until the time of Mass at 11:00 am. Family and friends may also attend Mass virtually via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/Edward-J-Garr-Funeral-Home-Inc-100130284712299. Burial will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Because You Care, PO Box 54, McKean, PA 16426.
Arrangements are entrusted to Edward J. Garr Funeral Home, 459 E. 12th St. Erie, PA 16503. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.garrdavisfuneralhome.com.
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