William Buckalew

William Buckalew, 87, of Margaretville, passed away Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at his granddaughter’s home.

He was born January 29, 1924, in Oneonta, the son of Thomas and Susie (Van Bramer) Buckalew.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1942-1945. William worked on road construction for Local Union No. 17 out of Newburgh.

Bill always enjoyed hunting, fishing, being in nature and camping trips with friends and family on the St. Lawrence. He was a hardworking man, who also enjoyed spending time with close family and friends. Bill’s quick wit and dry sense of humor will be remembered by all who knew him.

Surviving are his three children, Leonard (Libby) Maxim of Bishopville, SC, Diana (Daniel) Warner of Lakeland, FL and Patrick (Jean) Maxim of Otego; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Bill now dwells in the house of our Lord with his beloved wife, Ruth (Shultis) Buckalew.

There will be no formal funeral service at this time. Arrangements are by Hynes Funeral Home, Margaretville.