Elmer T. Buckley
86, of Watkins Glen, passed away May 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; children, Linda (Lyle) Diecenburg of Tyrone, Catherine (Dean) Thompson of Reading Center, Connie (Richard) Rexford, Tyrone, Chester (Susie) Buckley of Watkins Glen, Gordon Buckley (Lori) of Beaver Dams, and Carl (Annette) Buckley of Watkins Glen; 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Nathan and Gertrude; daughter, Shirley Walker; sisters, Doris Barber and Bernie Gray; grand-daughter, Theresa Rexford and great-great-grand-son, Wayne Porter, Jr. Elmer honorably served in the US Army in WWII; and serving in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Post #660 of Dundee and Local Union #823B. Memorial donations may be made to the Schuyler County Veterans Memorial Park, P.O. Box 137, Odessa, NY, 14869. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, from 12 noon-2:00pm on Saturday, May 4th; followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial with military honors will be held at the Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett. You may sign a guestbook or “Light a Candle” in his memory online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.