Edward Robinson "Sandy" Buck III
1946 - August 14, 2017
Published in Seacoastonline.com from Aug. 17 to Aug. 20, 2017
[The following article is courtesy of Seacoast Onloine.]
HAMPTON - Edward Robinson "Sandy" Buck, III, 71, passed away peacefully at the Lahey Hospital in Burlington, Mass., on Monday, August 14, 2017. Sandy was born in Boston, Mass., the son of the late Edward R. and Frances (Davis) Buck, Jr.
He was raised in Falmouth, Mass., and graduated from Lawrence High in Falmouth with the Class of 1964. Sandy went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree in Economics in 1968 and his Master's Degree in Educational Technology in 1970, both from Syracuse University where he was a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity and served as President of the Sigma Chi Alumni Association from 1968-1970.
Upon graduating from college he entered the data processing management field with IBM and AT&T. He lived in Union, N.Y. and then Asbury, N.J., where he began his career in politics. Sandy served on the Planning Board in Union, N.Y. and was also a member of the Union Township, N.J., School Board and served as President of the School Board from 1980-1981.
Sandy met Sharon Call, his future wife, at a conference in 1984 and they relocated to Hampton in 1989. Sandy continued his community service through involvement with the Hampton Planning Board, Budget Committee, USS Hampton Committee, Hampton Academy Facilities Committee, served on the Capital Improvement Program Committee and was a regular volunteer for the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival. He was a substitute teacher at Winnacunnet High School and also earned his real estate license. He was actively involved with the Hampton Rotary Planning and Budget Committees and served as Director of the Rotary Foundation and had many years of perfect attendance at Rotary meetings. At the time of his death, Sandy was serving his eighth term as the Rockingham County Treasurer. Sandy was also a member of the First Congregational Church where he very much enjoyed serving as a roving ambassador for the Sunday School. He enjoyed traveling with Sharon, reading, and their long walks on the beach together.
In addition to Sharon, his wife of over 23 years, Sandy is survived by his sons, John Buck and his wife Erin of Bangor, Pa., Christopher Buck of Asbury, N.J. and Michael Buck and his wife Maria of Clarence, N.Y. Sandy also leaves his beloved grandchildren, Thomas, Abigail, Demetre and Isabella.
SERVICES: Visiting hours will be from 2-5 p.m., on Sunday, August 20, 2017, in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home – Crematory, 811 Lafayette Rd., Hampton. Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, at the First Congregational Church, 127 Winnacunnet Rd., Hampton. Burial will be in the High Street Cemetery.
The family suggests donations to The Rotary Club Foundation of Hampton, P.O. Box 353 - Hampton, NH, 03843-0353 or to the First Congregational Church, 127 Winnacunnet Rd., Hampton, NH, 03842. Please visit www.RemickGendron.com to view Sandy's memorial website, to sign his tribute wall or for directions.
‘Rockingham County icon’ Sandy Buck mourned
By Max Sullivan
Posted Aug 17, 2017 at 5:13 PM
HAMPTON — Longtime Rockingham County treasurer Edward “Sandy” Buck died this week and was remembered for his contributions to his community and the state GOP.
Buck, 71, was serving his eighth term as county treasurer when he died Monday. Locally, he was involved in numerous groups and efforts, including as chairman of the Hampton Budget Committee and the Planning Board, and as a leader on the town U.S.S. Hampton Committee. He had a background in financial management and worked for corporations including AT&T and IBM Corp.
New Hampshire Republicans remembered Buck Tuesday for his part in the state GOP. Gov. Chris Sununu called Buck a friend and a “Rockingham County icon” in a Tweet. New Hampshire GOP Chairwoman Jeanie Forrester said in a statement Buck was a dedicated community member who served his community, county and state with distinction.
Senate President Chuck Morse said Buck was a friend for many years and that Buck was “an integral part in the success of Rockingham County.”
“His service to his community over the years has certainly had a positive impact on our state. He will be missed,” Morse said in a statement Tuesday morning.
Rio Tilton, a state representative and Winnacunnet High School alum, said on Facebook he is “incredibly saddened” by Buck’s passing. Tilton’s stepfather, Jeff Brown, was part of the Rockingham County Republican Committee with Buck, and Tilton said Buck was “always the first to see how he could help.”
“Sandy truly was one of my role models in life and will be truly missed by myself and my family,” Tilton wrote in his Facebook post.
Current and former Hampton town officials remembered Buck as being dedicated to his town, as well as a kind person. He also volunteered at the Hampton Beach Seafood Festival, assisted the town manager’s office as a planning consultant and served on the town’s Capital Improvement Program committee and the Hampton Academy Junior High Facilities Committee.
Selectman Rusty Bridle called Buck a “fine gentleman” who “worked tirelessly” for his community and the county.
Brian Warburton, a former selectman, was close friends with Buck and knew him as “someone who gave back so much.”
“He was always quick to offer a solution in different things. He always liked to be involved,” said Warburton. “It’s a sad day.”
Former selectman Mary-Louise Woolsey said Buck was not only a good public servant for whom she voted for each year but also a kind person.
“He was always smiling away, willing to reach a hand out. An outstanding person,” said Woolsey. “I thought a great deal of him, and I will certainly miss him.”
Visiting hours will be from 2-5 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 20 in the Remick & Gendron Funeral Home – Crematory, in Hampton, according to his obituary. Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Monday, at the First Congregational Church in Hampton.