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Howard E. Buckley

Howard E. Buckley

Howard E. Buckley age 90, of Quincy, Illinois died on Saturday, November 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. in Good Samaritan Home. He was born April 2, 1931, in Quincy, IL a son of Russell and Edith (Ellwood) Buckley of Timewell, IL.

Howard was a graduate of Clayton High School. Howard and Joan Ashbaker were married at St. Mary Church of Mt. Sterling, IL on May 27, 1953, and recently celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary.

Howard served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was employed as a V.P. at Town & Country Bank, General Manager of Moller & VandenBoom Lumber as well as other positions in the Finance field until his retirement. After retirement, when they moved back to Quincy, Howard enjoyed his passion for golf by working part-time at Westview Golf Course in Quincy, IL.

He enjoyed sports and was an avid golfer. Bowling, baseball, fishing and hunting were also passions of Howard's as was traveling with his wife after retirement.

The greatest joy Howard had was being with his family as he loved attending his children's, grandchildren's and great-grandchildren's events. He was a wonderful, husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will he be missed as well by those who had the pleasure of making his acquaintance over the years.

As a member of St. Peter Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, the Elks Club, and various golf clubs, he enjoyed being active in the community.

Howard was preceded in death by both of his parents, one brother Robert Buckley and his wife Mary, and a grandson, Ryan Buckley.

Survivors in addition to his wife Joan are his three sons: Michael (Jean) Buckley, Dennis (Arlene) Buckley, and Steven (Sarah) Buckley.
One brother Max (Susie) Buckley, grandchildren; Sara Terwelp, John Buckley, Megan Costigan, Brian Buckley, Cody Buckley and Blake Buckley.
In addition, Howard had 13 great-grandchildren who will dearly miss him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Monday, December 6, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Quincy, IL with Monsignor Leo Enlow officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Sterling Catholic Cemetery at 3:00 p.m. Monday afternoon.
Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 at St. Peter Church.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Peter School, St. Peter Catholic Church, Quincy Notre Dame Foundation or a charity of your choice in Howard's honor. Service arrangements are with Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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Port Charlotte, FL
I was so sorry to hear of Howard's passing. I have many fond memories of him from when I worked at Good Samaritan Home. Please know I will keep all of you in my prayers.
Rita Genenbacher
Mrs. Buckley, Mike, Dennis,Steve and families, I just heard about the passing of Mr. Buckley. I am so very sorry for your loss. It is always hard to lose a loved one, but I am sure that he is enjoying his eternal reward in heaven! Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Dave Ferrill
Mt. Sterling, IL
My heartfelt condolences on Howard's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with Howard and speaking of our mutual acquaintances. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you during this time of deep sorrow,
Pat Tracy
St. Louis, MO
What a guy!!! Howard never knew a stranger, and treated all people a like!! He was one of those people who just made your day whenever you saw them. I feel Blessed to have known him in the family for these many years!!