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June 25, 2014

Donald E. Buck

Donald E. Buck

SOUTH NEW BERLIN — The Rev. Donald E. Buck of South New Berlin, former pastor of the West Edmeston Baptist Church (15 years) went home to Glory on June 22, 2014.

Ordained in The Free Methodist Church and pastoring also in Wesleyan Churches of New York, he held degrees from Roberts Wesleyan College and Niagara University.

A dual career in ministry and counseling provided 25 years as a Guidance Counselor in Warsaw, Cincinnatus and Unadilla Valley.

A member of the South New Berlin Fire Department, he served as fire police for 20 years and as chaplain for the Chenango County Fire Association for more than 10 years.

He is survived by sons, Jeffrey (Lydia), Christopher (Irene) and Matthew (Kelly); and more than 25 grandchildren; and wife of 25 years, Carolee. His second wife, Millie died July, 2011. Stepchildren, Sean (Charlene), Shannon; and a very close father-daughter relationship with I.J. and her son, Dylan gave his life special moments for more than 20 years.

Memorials may be sent to the Baptist Church, P.O. Box 34, West Edmeston, NY 13845.

Condolences may be expressed to Christopher Buck, 180 Hunky Hollow Road, Duncannon, PA 17020 and at

Friends are invited to come to a wake at the First Baptist Church Parish House in West Edmeston anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 2014.

A luncheon will be provided by the First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, bring your favorite recipe and a dish to share as Don loved a church supper.

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