Guy O. J. Buck

January 27, 1928November 18, 2018
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Guy O. J. Buck, age 90, of the Fairways section of Lakewood, NJ, passed away on Sunday November 18, 2018 at the Ocean Medical Center in Brick, NJ. Guy was born in Wilkes Barre, PA on January 27, 1928. He was the son of the late Jacob and Hazel Buck. After being raised in Wilkes Barre, PA, Guy was a 46 year resident of Deal, NJ before moving to Lakewood 18 years ago. Guy was a former member of the US Navy. Guy received his Bachelor's Degree from Mansfield State University in Mansfield, PA, and later received his Master's Degree from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ. He was a licensed real estate broker and professional educator. During his career, he had served as the principal for the Samsel School in Sayreville, NJ and the Bond Street School in Asbury Park, NJ. He later returned to the classroom in the Griebling School in Howell Township, NJ. Guy is fondly remembered for his love of playing cards with his family and golf. Guy is survived by his beloved wife of 65 years, Dolores; five children, Jay S. Buck and his wife Janet, Bonnie K. Napolitano and her husband Chris, Cindy B. Coulson and her husband Alan, Guy T. Buck, and Brian S. Buck and his wife Cindy; a sister, Dorothy Haigh; eleven grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2018 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the D'Elia Funeral Home, 1300 Vermont Avenue, Lakewood, NJ. A prayer service will be offered at 7:15 p.m. A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 24, 2018, in the Bound Brook Cemetery, 500 Mountain Ave., Bound Brook, NJ 08805 . In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made St. Joseph’s Indian School, P.O. Box 326, Chamberlain, SD 57326 or the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Buck family.


  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Prayer Service Friday, November 23, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, November 24, 2018

Guy O. J. Buck

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Velma A Andrews

November 26, 2018

As a new employee in Howell Township I was new at Griebling and really did not know anyone however Guy was a person that made me feel comfortable and as though we knew each other forever. He and his wife also celebrated my 65th birthday party with me, my family, and friends at Woodlake Country Club in Lakewood, N.J ten years ago. We had a wonderful time and I felt honored that Guy and Mrs. Buck took the time to celebrate with me.
My heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Buck and famiy.

Shari Wahl

November 25, 2018

Just seeing this now. Deepest sympathy to the Buck family. So sorry to hear of Guy's passing. He was a great man.

Shepard Vineburg

November 25, 2018

Dear Jay and the entire Buck family,

Sending my sincere condolences at this difficult time. May you find solace in your precious memories of the wonderful lifetime you spent with your dearest Dad. My heartfelt sympathy to your Mother and your entire family.

Terence Foley

November 23, 2018

Mr. Buck spent a summer helping me understand and comprehend math when I was having extreme difficulty. As a result, I came to know Mr. Buck as a friend, mentor, teacher and most importantly, a chess partner.

May God bless you Mr. Buck and may your family find peace knowing you are in God’s loving arms forever.

Terence Foley


November 23, 2018

40 years ago, I was an 8th-grade student at Edith M. Griebling school in 1978. Mr. Buck was both my homeroom and science teacher. He was a great science teacher and I still remember fondly the shark dissection from his class. What made Mr. Buck stand out for me was his consistent, principled approach to how he conducted himself with his students. As an awkward, pre-teen full of himself in his last year of elementary school, I found his methods frustrating at first. For example, when responding in the negative to a question ("May I go to the bathroom?"), he would say "Yes, you may not." In the first few months, our class learned and became used to his idiosyncrasies. As the year progressed, though, I began to appreciate the consistency and rigor; his behavior was much easier to understand than of teachers who played favorites or would have arbitrary rules. And, Mr. Buck would consider any question thoughtfully and would always provide a careful response. At a time in my life when I had so many questions, this was most appreciated. Today, I can see many similarities in how I conduct myself to how Mr. Buck would in his classroom four decades ago.

My sincere condolences to the Buck family.

Gina Walker

November 22, 2018

My condolensces to the Buck family during this difficult time. Thinking of you all!

Gina Walker (Bloomer)

William Brown

November 22, 2018

God bless you Guy Buck. You were my favorite and most inspirational teacher ever. A real man who taught manors & respect. We live not to far from where you were brought up and close to Mansfield. What a small world which you made brighter . Love to your family from a 1973 Forrestdale student.

Pamela Danner

November 22, 2018

Mr. Buck was my science teacher at Griebling School in the mid 1970s. He instilled a love of science that eventually led me to a career as a computer engineer.

Alisha Traeger

November 21, 2018

I am so sorry for the loss of Mr. Buck. There is so many great memories of my Science teacher.
He always had his saying “Fool me once same on me, fool me twice shame on you”
He was one of my teachers from Griebling that made a huge impact on me as an educator and as a person.
May his memory be for a blessing.

Bonnie Lobb

November 20, 2018

Do sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Buck. Our condolences to the family