VeteranArthur Bucher

Arthur A. Bucher, 77, of Astoria died at 11:50 p.m. Friday, March 3, 2006, at Astoria Gardens & Rehab Center.

He was born Feb. 25, 1929, in Woodland Township, Fulton County, a son of Allen C. and Nelda A. Kessler Bucher. He married Maxine Williamson on Sept. 10, 1961, in Fairview. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Valerie (and Leland) Rector of Ipava and Veronda (and Mark) Bailey of Astoria; one son, Brian (and Stacy) of Astoria; five sisters, Irene (and Willis) Shaw, Maxine (and Ralph) Cox, Doris (and Lewis) Baker and Bernice Wright, all of Astoria; and Nedra Bollinger of Browning; one brother, Dayle (and Patricia) of Bedford; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was a United State Army veteran of the Korean War, serving from 1951 to 1953. He served as a corporal (T) in Company A, 19th Infantry of the 24th Division. He received the Korean Service Medal with two Bronze Service Stars, the Army Occupation Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.

He was a lifelong farmer in the Astoria area. He also worked as a regional salesman for Growers Fertilizer Solutions, was the manager of FS in Lewistown in the early 1970s, was a realtor in the Macomb area in the late 1970s to the early 1980s, and worked at the Vermont Foundry for seven years.

He served on the Woodland Cemetery Board for many years and was a former member of Woodland Church of the Brethren.

Cremation rites will be accorded with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Shawgo Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to the Astoria Lions Club or Astoria Public Library.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/8/2006