Colonel William “Bill” Buckon, USMC Ret., passed away on Friday, December 29 2017, at the age of 89. Bill grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and pursed undergraduate and graduate degrees at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, where he met his wife of 66 years, Jeanne Gliatto. His further graduate studies were at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA. Bill enjoyed a 28-year military career in the US Marine Corps which included combat tours in Korea and Vietnam.
Upon retiring from active duty in 1978, Bill worked in the Defense industry with Fairchild Republic Aircraft and Hughes Aircraft Company in El Segundo California. Bill and Jeanne returned east in 2003 settling in Crozet, Virginia where he began his third career, puttering in the basement. Bill is survived by his wife Jeanne, eight children Christine, Matthew, Cathleen, Maura, Margaret, Mark, Andrew, and Kimo (as he referred to us); 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Mass will be held at Holy Comforter Catholic Church in Charlottesville, VA (208 East Jefferson Street) on February 12 at 10 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society or Hospice of The Piedmont.