John C. Buckingham



John Charles “Jack” Buckingham passed quietly at his home in Lake of the Woods on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Jack was born on March 1, 1927 in Watertown, NY. He served as a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Jack graduated from St. Francis de Sales High School in Utica, NY and began his career on the New York Central Railroad. His railroad career took him to numerous locations along the east coast prior to his assuming his final position with the Association of American Railroads in Washington, DC where he retired as an Executive Director in 1989. Upon moving to Lake of the Woods in 1991, Jack became one of the original Meadows Farms Golf Course staff where he became well known as a starter and marshal for nearly 20 years. He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Fredericksburg and was a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus for over 70 years.

Jack is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Mary Jane Flynn Buckingham; his seven children, John Jr., Susan, Thomas, Eileen, Barbara, Jean, and Robert and their spouses; their 21 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Fredericksburg.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Knight of Columbus Charities.