James A. "Jim" Buck, age 75 of Greenock, passed away on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at his home. Born July 8, 1941 in McKeesport, he was the son of the late Andrew John and Ethel P. (Kovach) Buck. Jim was a 1964 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgical Engineering. Upon graduation, he dedicated his career to the steel manufacturing industry, working as a metallurgical engineer for many of the local and national steel companies, including US Steel Corporation and Jones & Laughlin Steel Company.
In his free time, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, and could also be found on the greens enjoying a game of golf. James is survived by his brother, Bill (Suzie) Buck or Arlington, VA; sister, Debbie (Jim) Andrachek of Export, PA; nephews, Billy (Heather) Buck and Michael Andrachek; niece, Victoria Andrachek; and two great-nephews and a great-niece. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, John B. Buck. Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 from 11 a.m. until time of Blessing Service at 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Father Matthew Elanjileth will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Elizabeth Township EMS, 911 Swiss Way, Elizabeth Twp., PA 15035. Condolences may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published December 23, 2016.