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.
St. Patrick Catholic Church
Thursday May 18th, 2017
9149 Elys Ford Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
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Thoughts and prayers with the Buckingham family ❤️. I am one of Fred and Alma Peterson's daughters. I can remember visiting your family as a child. Hope you have peace and cherish your memories.
Submitted by Jenn Wood on May 20 2017 07:37:44 AM
Dear Barb and Dave, and Peter, Joel, Anna, and Tom...
We at Friendship Church are thinking about you and praying for you now. We're sorry you lost your father and grandfather, and wish we could be there to stand alongside you. We send out our love to all the Buckingham family, and especially to Mrs. Buckingham. May God love you, embrace you, console you, give you lots of loving memories, be sitting right beside you as you grieve your loss. Barb Brewton, we love you and care for you. We're so sorry.
Pastor Gary, for Friendship Church
Submitted by Friendship Community Pres. Church on May 18 2017 11:09:07 AM
We are so sorry about Jack's passing. He always brought happiness wherever he went. So proud to have known him. Sending love and prayers your way.
Submitted by Bennie and Susan Brooks on May 18 2017 06:48:35 AM
Rest in peace Uncle Jack. Thank you for so many wonderful memories from the summer visits to Remsen, hanging out at your camp on the lake, your wonderful guide service in Washington DC during our Thanksgiving visits, card games, your wonderful storytelling, your beautiful booming singing voice, that sweet tooth, and your love for my mom, your little sister. I am blessed to have had you in my life. To Aunt Mary Jane and my cousins, you are in my prayers.
Submitted by Carol Hamlin Buczek on May 17 2017 02:42:29 PM
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Carol Hamlin Buczek lit a candle on May 17 2017 02:37:38 PM
My Uncle was one of the kindest, heartwarming , classiest gentlemen I have ever known; he was not only an Uncle to me, but such a dear friend - I will miss him terribly! :( Hugs to my Aunt, as well as all of my family, for you are all in my prayers and my heart.. I know that my mom (his sister) will take good care of him up there...
Submitted by Mary Beth Roberts on May 17 2017 12:07:08 PM
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Mary Beth Roberts lit a candle on May 17 2017 12:05:58 PM
Sending love and prayers to Aunt Mary Jane and cousins❤️. My mother, Marialyce, loved her brother, Jack, so very much. She hadn't seen him from the time we moved to CA in 1959 until he came to visit her in Aug of 1965. On the way home from taking him to the train to leave for home, she told my dad she could die happy because she had seen her beloved brother. Mom died the following morning. I'm sure they're having a wonderful reunion in heaven with their sister, Joanie. RIP, Uncle Jack💕
Submitted by Marjorie Rawson on May 16 2017 11:46:57 PM
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. I will miss you Great Uncle Jack.
Submitted by Mary Fletcher on May 16 2017 10:29:06 PM
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