Walter Bucek


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Enea Family Funeral Home-Ilion/Frankfort
4309 Acme Road
Frankfort, New York, United States

Service Information

2:00 pm
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Church of the Annunciation
West Street
Ilion, New York, United States

Interment Information

Litchfield Cemetery
Cemetery Road
Frankfort, New York, United States

Obituary of Walter Bucek

LITCHFIELD: Walter Joseph Bucek, 93, of Litchfield, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2015 at the Lutheran Home in Clinton of renal failure.

Walt was born on July 2, 1921 in Little Falls, NY, the son of the late Felix and Frances (Bialoch) Bucek. He was a graduate of Ilion High School. He owned a dairy farm for many years and later worked in the Remington Arms Company, retiring in 1983. Walt was a caring, loving husband and father. He was a hard worker and would help anyone. Walt had a love for hunting and animals. He was known as the "Litchfield Legend" and was the oldest living Litchfield resident. He was a member of the Ilion Fish & Game Club, St. Francis Club in Frankfort and the Annunciation Church in Ilion.

He married Doris Vineyard, of Mohawk on March 2, 1946. He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughters, Donna (Francis) Macrina, JoAnn (Gary) Rigo, Karen Bucek (Daniel) Jory, Christine (Randy) Shields; five grandchildren, Eric Macrina, Mindy Rigo and her boyfriend, Curt Kemp, Joseph (Pam) Macrina, Amanda Shields and her boyfriend, Jeff Albright, Brittney Jory and two great-grandchildren, Sophia and John Macrina. He also leaves his brother Stanley Bucek of Richfield Springs; in-laws, Virginia Dunn of New Hampshire, Jack Vineyard of Cooperstown and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his mother, father, two brothers and four sisters.

A special thanks to the neighbors, friends and medical staff that gave their loving care and support.

Calling hours will be held from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road (Town of Frankfort), Ilion, NY.

Funeral services will begin at 1:15 PM, Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the funeral home, where prayers will be offered, and 2:00 PM at the Church of the Annunciation, Ilion, where his Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Father Paul Catena, Pastor. Procession will then follow to Litchfield Cemetery, Town of Litchfield where he will be laid to rest.

Donations in Walt's memory can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 731 James Street #200, Syracuse, NY 13203 (Toll free 1.855.NKF.CARES (1.855.653.2273); envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

His family has planned all funeral and burial arrangements with the Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road (Town of Frankfort), Ilion, NY, Funeral Directors Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea (315) 894-8000.

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