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Clarence Franklin “Buck” Raybuck, 87

November 15, 2012

Clarence Franklin “Buck” Raybuck, 87, formerly of Summerville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at McKinley Health Center.

He was born Feb. 9, 1925, in Heathville, a son of the late Franklin Harold and Ella Miranda (Hetrick) Raybuck.

He was a member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving his country during World War II. During his service, he earned the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

On June 30, 1946, he married the former Sara Jane Hannold. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2009.

“Buck” worked at the Hanley Brick Company in Summerville for 43 years, where he worked as a foreman on the sorting table and retired as the foreman of the loading dock.

During his employment, he served as the Secretary of the United Brick and Clay Workers Union.

He was a lifetime member of the Clarion Moose Lodge, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Summerville. He served as Quartermaster of VFW for many years.

Buck was also a member of the Hobah Lodge Free and Accepted Masons No. 276 in Brookville. He received the 33rd Degree at Coudersport Consistory.
In his earlier years, he enjoyed hunting (or maybe just hunting camp), and was an avid golfer.

Surviving relatives include five children, John Raybuck and wife Sharon of Brockway, Richard Raybuck and wife Patricia of Summerville, Linda Cassatt and husband Terry of Erie, Donna Damico and husband Steven of Hartsville, SC, and Rose Croasman and husband Jerry of Big Run; 12 grandchildren 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Gladys Fuller of Wattsburg, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three brothers, Harvey Elmer, George Jacob and Wilbert Henry Raybuck; and two sisters, Anna Savilla Reynolds and Dorothy Janet Smith.

Funeral arrangements are private and under the direction of Brenda D. Shumaker Funeral Home, Inc., Brookville.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Masonic Lodge, 105 Evans Street, Brookville, where a luncheon will also be held.

Interment will be at Lakelawn Memorial Park, Reynoldsville.

Memorial donations may be made in Clarence’s memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 15120, Chicago, IL 60693.

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