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Gordon Thomas Buxton

December 24, 1928 October 6, 2020
Gordon Thomas Buxton
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Gordon Thomas Buxton (91) passed at home on October 6, 2020 with family at his side. Born in Mercer Hospital, Trenton NJ on December 24, 1928. He was the son of Thomas Buxton Jr and Nellie Bentley Buxton. Gordon (Bucky) was a lifelong resident of Lawrenceville NJ with a vacation home in Port St Lucie FL. He was educated at the Lawrenceville Elementary School, Princeton High School and Lawrenceville Prep School. He played varsity baseball for both high schools.
Militarily he served 6 years in the USNR in Trenton and as a Army Combat Construction Engineer serving in the Korean War ’52-’53. He graduated from Trenton State College with a BA and an MA in Industrial Education which he used to teach and supervise in the Hopewell Valley Schools for 29 years.
Gordon was married to the love of his life, Bea Coleman Buxton, for 51 years. They had two children, Dawn Buxton Monsport (husband John) of Lawrenceville NJ and Darren C Buxton (wife Jeanine) of Bayport NY. Five grandchildren – Thomas and Justin Monsport and Brian (wife Isabella), Emily and Annie Bea Buxton. He is also survived by a brother Thomas Buxton (wife Betty Lou).
“Bucky” was devoted to his Lawrenceville community. He was a member of the Lawrenceville Fire Company for 75 years serving as Chief during his membership. He was the last living member of the 18 men who organized the Lawrence Township First Aid Squad in 1946, serving as President and Rescue Chief. He was boy scout master of Troop 27, past president of the Trenton Chapter of the American Businessman’s Club and secretary of the Lawrence Lions and Elks Clubs. Bea and Bucky were members of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.
Bea Buxton passed in 2002. Gordon married Virginia Manning Welde in 2003. They spent 15 years of devotion, companionship and traveled together until she passed in 2018. He will be missed. A terrific man with a very, big heart.
Visitation will be held Friday November 6th 2-3pm at the Wilson-Apple Funeral Home, Pennington. A private Interment will be in the Lawrenceville Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Lawrenceville Fire Company, 64 Phillips Ave, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648.

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6

Nov

2:00 PM 11/6/2020 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 11/6/2020 3:00:00 PM
Wilson-Apple Funeral Home

2560 Pennington Road
Pennington, NJ 08534

Wilson-Apple Funeral Home
2560 Pennington Road Pennington 08534 NJ
United States

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Lawrenceville Cemetery Final Resting Place

Route 206 South
Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

Route 206 South Lawrenceville 08648 New Jersey
United States
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