Claire Agnes Bucher

October 2, 1920June 12, 2018

Claire Agnes Bucher (1920 - 2018)

Claire Bucher, aged 97, passed away on June 12, 2018. She was a resident of Ventura for over 35 years. Her husband, Roy Eshleman Bucher passed away in 2011. Claire and Roy were married for 65 years. Previously, Roy and Claire resided in Granada Hills, CA for 20 years, and 17 years in Trenton, N.J.

Claire was born Oct 2, 1920 in Brooklyn, NY and was was raised in Howard Beach, Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of Joseph Bressler and Anna Gallagher. Her father was born in Kitzingen, Germany and became a naturalized US citizen in 1921. She has one sibling, Joseph Bressler Jr. also born in Brooklyn, NY. who died in 2016

Claire is a direct descendent form Mary Donavan of Rosscarbery, Cork, Ireland arriving in New York 1837 and William Hart of Clonakilty, Cork, Ireland arriving New York, 1836. They were married in 1837 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manhattan.

Claire graduated from John Adams High School and attended Brooklyn College taking general business classes. Claire retired from the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor’s office. Roy and Claire were active in the Sacred Heart Church sponsoring several bus trips with Father O’ Sullivan and the congregation. She was an avid card player and painter.

After retirement, Claire and Roy travelled the world including a safari to Africa, a visit to China and all over Europe, including Russia.

Her children include Jeff Bucher of Arroyo Grande, CA; Rick Bucher of Golden, CO; and Michele B. Carbone of Santa Barbara, CA. Grandchildren include Kristin Carbone (1988-2016), Kate Carbone of Santa Barbara, and Renae Bucher of Portland, OR. A visitation and rosary will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018 at 6:30 pm in the Chapel at Charles Carroll Funeral Home, 15 Teloma DR, Ventura. A funeral mass will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Ventura at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday June 23, 2018. She will be sorely missed by her children and grandchildren.


  • Claire Agnes Bucher Friday, June 22, 2018
  • Claire Agnes Bucher Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Claire Agnes Bucher Saturday, June 23, 2018

Claire Agnes Bucher

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