Brunswick- Henry G. “Hank” Buck Jr., 75, a lifelong Brunswick resident and dairy and crop farmer, died peacefully at his Loveland Acres home, Thursday, June 14, 2018 following a short illness.
Born on the family farm September 13, 1942, Hank was the son of the late Henry G. and Mildred (Northrop) Buck Sr. and for over 56 years the husband of Wendy (Ward) Buck of Brunswick who survives.
Hank was a graduate of Tamarac High School.
A proud lifelong dairy and more recently grain and hay farmer, Hank enjoyed operating the farm first with his father and later in life with his wife, sons and daughters. Like most area farmers Hank worked on several side projects and assisted his friends and neighbors at times with his expertise as an electrician and plumber. He loved meeting his many hay and grain customers and sharing and comparing his life story with them.
Hank was a member of the Greater Albany Seventh-day Adventist Church in Cohoes, the Rensselaer County Draft Animals Association, the Co-operative Extension Service, Farm Bureau and the Fellowship of Christian Farmers International.
In his quiet time Hank enjoyed camping on Cayuga Lake in Seneca Falls, NY, riding his ATV with Wendy and visiting with his friends and family.
In addition to his wife, Hank is survived by a son, Timothy Buck of Brunswick, two daughters and a son-in-law, Marilyn and Edmund Pickett of Clifton Park and Victoria Buck-Hermann of Lansingburgh, four grandchildren, William, Charles and Shayna Hermann and Lindsey Pickett, his siblings, Miriam (Eldon) Ford of WV, Walter (the late Carol) Buck of Georgia, William (Jackee) Buck of WV and Daniel (Jean) Buck of Canada and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Hank was predeceased by a son, the late Forrest Buck.
A funeral service for Hank will be held on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at the Howard B. Tate and Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Gaylord Campbell officiating. Burial at Eagle Mills Cemetery with a reception at the Brunswick Community Center on Keyes Lane will follow. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 4:00-7:00 P.M.
At the family’s request, contributions rather than floral gifts may be made to the Fellowship of Christian Farmers International, PO Box 15, Lexington, IL 61753 in memory of Henry G. “Hank” Buck Jr.