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James Marshall Buck
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Birth: Mar. 15, 1923
Death: Oct. 17, 2007

James Marshall Buck, 84, of University Park, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who became a salesman for Sears, Roebuck and Co., died Oct. 17 of metastatic pancreatic cancer at Community Hospice of Washington. He lived in University Park. After retiring from the Air Force in 1963, Col. Buck worked as a real estate agent. He later became assistant dean of housing at the University of Maryland and assistant dean of housing and dean of men at Georgetown University. He worked at Sears selling riding mowers and fences before retiring a second time in the early 1990s. Col. Buck was born in Roseland, Va., at his maternal grandparents' home, and grew up in Washington. In 1939, two years before graduating from McKinley Technical High School, he joined the 260th Coast Artillery of the D.C. National Guard. He attended the University of Maryland in 1941 until being called to active duty after Pearl Harbor was attacked. He received his pilot's wings in 1942 and was an instructor in the Army Air Forces in Italy, and he flew bombing missions over Europe in 1944 and 1945. He moved to University Park in 1957. He was a member of the Military Order of the World Wars; the Cottontails, the association of the 450th Bomb Group; the McKinley Tech alumni association; and the Sons of the American Revolution. His wife of 60 years, Patricia Lorene Ward Buck, died in 2005. Survivors include two children, James Marshall Buck II of Memphis and Todd Brookes Buck Kincaid of College Park; a brother; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. (Published in The Washington Post 10/30/2007.) 
 
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  Patricia Lorene Ward Buck (1925 - 2005)
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 10, Site 10585A
 
Created by: Carole McCaig
Record added: Jan 16, 2008
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James Marshall Buck
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With deepest respect
- Carole McCaig
 Added: Jan. 16, 2008
 
 
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