James P. Buckman

January 11, 1922February 20, 2013

Buckman, James P. (Buck), 91, peacefully returned to his Heavenly Father Feb.20, 2013, surrounded by his children and beloved caregiver Peggy. He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and a former president of Catholic Golden Age. Jim graduated from St. George High School, Chicago IL, and proudly served in the 788th Petroleum Distribution Unit of the European Theatre during WWII. He retired from Dupont with 30 years of service. His hobbies included reading, woodworking, and ceramics. He greatly enjoyed volunteer work at Mount St. Francis and the Franciscan Shelter House soup kitchen. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years Alice; siblings Devota, Fabian, John, and infant son Gerard. He is survived by his children Phil (Betty), Amanda Kuhlman (Jim), Steve (Cookie), Joe, Mary Poore, Paul (Melanie), and Becky (Ralph Duncan); 11 grandchildren, 13 great- grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family and friends. Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-8 p.m. at Heady-Hardy Funeral Home, 7710 Dixie Hwy. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 5431 Johnsontown Rd., with burial in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery, 1153 Charles St. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Louisville, 3532 Ephrain McDowell Dr. 40205, or The Right to Life organization.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 23, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, February 22, 2013

James P. Buckman

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February 26, 2013

Blessings to all of you!! Always remeber all of the good times!!
Take Care and God be with you!
Lou Johnson

February 23, 2013

My thoughts & prayers are with you all in the loss of your father. Your parents were a part of our lives as far back as I can remember & were such wonderful friends of my parents, Jim & Theresa Miles. I know you will take comfort in all the wonderful memories you share.
Patty Miles

February 22, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to Joe and the Buckman family on the loss of their father. May you find comfort in memories of many wonderful times together!

Your friends and co-workers at the Kentucky International Convention Center

John Wheatley

February 22, 2013

Funniest comedian in my practice. He knew how to tell bawdy jokes and remain gentlemanly (really he knew old farts could get away with stuff)

February 22, 2013

My deepest sympathies. I met Mr. B. when I was three years old and living on Nocturne Drive. I spent many happy days in the Buckman house in my youth. ALL of my memories of him are pleasant! What a terrific guy! RIP.
Judy Cooper Heitzman

nina gilland

February 22, 2013

So sorry for your loss, Paul my prayers are with you and your family.

Larry and Darlene Chilton

February 22, 2013

So sorry Phil and Betty. Our prayers are with your family.

Bev & Keith Owen

February 21, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the Buckman Family.

Special thoughts & prayers for you, Phil & Betty ...

Vikki Panzera

February 21, 2013

Sending my sincere condolences to the Buckman family. I loved your Dad very much. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.