Terry Buckwalter Obituary, Death – Terry Eugene Buckwalter Sr., 76, of Pearson Road, New Wilmington, passed away suddenly on Sunday night at UPMC Jameson Hospital. Terry was born on August 19, 1946, in New Castle to the late Joseph W. and Shirley Maughan Buckwalter.
He married Florence Mary Toscano, who had been Florence Mary Toscano before, on August 10, 1968. In 1964, he got his West Middlesex High School diploma, his BA from Slippery Rock State Teachers College, and his MA in teaching from Westminster College. Although having spent his whole life farming, he continued to teach golf after leaving his post as a teacher at West Middlesex High School. He loves bringing important historical events to life by playing them out.
His former students, their families, and even the grandchildren, remained in contact with him. He belonged to the Neshannock Presbyterian Church. Some of Terry’s favorite interests included playing golf, listening to classical music, operating his tractor over fields, and working on outdoor projects. He liked hooking up with acquaintances and complete strangers to talk about the past, the present, and the weather.
He was also occasionally quiet and introspective. He was a gregarious member of his neighborhood. Because of his dedication to his profession, he was in the fields every day at the crack of dawn. We estimate that he chopped a load of wood every day! Even though his demands were simple, we knew that Dad, Grandpa, or Big Buck would always be there to meet them. It will be hard to replace his adorable giggle and sparkle in the eye.
The seven grandkids of Dr. Terry E. (Christine) Buckwalter are Keane, Kaetlynn, Paige, Collin, Nandi, Arya, and River. In addition, he has a sister, Linda (Richard) Rippy, a brother, Joe (Mary) Buckwalter Jr., and four additional kids. Deborah (Ray) Broomal is a sister who lives in Manassas, Virginia. Terry lost his sister Patricia Buckwalter as well as both of his parents. Consider giving to the Humane Society or the Neshannock Cemetery instead of sending flowers. SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 310 West Neshannock Avenue, New Wilmington, Friday, March 22, 5-8 p.m.
The Rev. Dr. Howard Gaston will preside over the funeral ceremony, which will be conducted on Saturday, April 23 at 11 a.m. at the Neshannock Presbyterian Church.