Jack BuczekPublished in News Times on Nov. 19, 2013
John T. Buczek, Jr., 65, died unexpectedly Friday, November 15 at home. He was the husband of Sherry Buczek. Jack was born in New Milford on December 2, 1947, the son of Catherine Buczek and the late John Buczek. He graduated from New Milford High School and lived in New Milford his entire life except during his military tour. He was looking forward to retirement and spending time at his Florida home where he vacationed with his family and friends. A toolmaker by trade, Jack started his successful construction business over 30 years ago. He was a master craftsman and loved the challenge of each job, his interaction with his clients, and his many work associates whom he could count on to do the same quality work that he was known for. Jack had a passion for the outdoors and loved being in the woods. He immensely enjoyed hunting and fishing right up to the time of his passing. In his early years, he was an avid bowler and a Boy Scout Leader for Troop 58. He took up golf and was a former member of the Newtown Country Club and an active member of Heritage Village Country Club and Gator Trace Country Club where he and his wife spent many wonderful times with their golfing friends. Jack gave unselfishly of his time to the volunteer organizations he was passionate about. He was a long time member of the New Milford Lions Club, Managing Director of Harrybrooke Park, and life time member of the New Milford VFW. He formed many deep and lasting friendships through these organizations. Jack proudly served in Vietnam during 1968 & 1969 in the 101st Airborne Division. During his time in service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, Parachute Badge, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star and Air Medal. He was a true patriot who firmly believed in God, Country and Family. He held close to his heart the strong bond he continued to have with his small group of battle buddies who served next to him in Vietnam, and looked forward to their two year reunions. Jack will be deeply missed by his mother, Catherine, his wife and partner, Sherry and their two children, son Christopher Buczek of Sandy Hook, and daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Kennith Gerrish. He also leaves his first grandchild, McKenzie Gerrish, whom he cherished and was so looking forward to buying her first fishing pole. He is also survived by his sisters and brother-in-laws, Pat Nordling and husband, Dave of Florida and Maine, and Bernadette Foley and husband, Tom of West Hartford, CT, plus many nieces and nephews.
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