Darwin Eugene Bucy, 90, of Easton, PA, formerly of Sarasota, FL, and Terre Haute, IN, died at Country Meadows Forks June 10, 2017. He was the loving husband of the late Gila Blair Bucy with whom he shared 62 years of marriage before her passing in 2012.
Darwin was born December 31, 1926 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was the son of the late Harry Darwin Bucy and Elizabeth Gibson Bucy. He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Marvin Lee Bucy, and his sisters Virginia Corey, Dorothy Koutsouros, and Joan Miller. He is survived by his daughters; Phyllis Richmond and Lois Markle, and her husband Raymond J.; and his grandchildren Jenea and Jensen Taylor.
Dar graduated from Gerstmeyer Technical High School of Terre Haute, IN, Lee DeForest Technical Institute of Chicago, ILL, and R.C.A. Technical School of Indianapolis, IN. He also studied at Indiana State University of Terre Haute, IN where he sought a Major in Business Administration and Minor in Mathematics. He was employed at R.C.A. Company of Indianapolis, IN, Roots Department Store of Terre Haute, IN, and gave 39 loyal years of service working at Pfizer Inc., in Terre Haute, IN and Easton, PA. He was a proud WWII Veteran in General Pattons 3rd Army 232nd Infantry. He served in 1945-1946 overseas at Rosenheim, Munich, Frankfort, Marburg, and Briemerhaven, Germany.
In his life he achieved much greatness. One of his favorite hobbies was to work on anything mechanical especially excelling at repairing cars. He was good at plumbing, heating, carpentry, and masonry work, and built his first home from scratch. He had strong work ethics and gave his best at any job he did. In 1972, when working as a Pfizer Computer Technician in Terre Haute, IN, he was transferred to the Easton, PA to start-up a Divisional Computer Department. He was the DP Manager, systems analysis specialist, and did a large amount of the programming for the MPM Division. To complete this job, he worked 80.13 hours a week for 11 consecutive months, often 32 consecutive hours a day, to meet the projected start-up date which rolled out on time and on budget.
Darwin was a devoted Christian who was interested in Bible reading and study. He was passionate about singing in the church choir. He loved playing his trumpet, singing and dancing to his favorite songs, boating, and to fix anything broken. He had a passion for his retirement home in Sarasota FL. He was a true giver in his life, a great role model to everyone he met, and above all he always was there to help others. His family, friends, and neighbors were very important in his life. He loved to have fun, laugh, and had a playful spirit. He was respected and admired by all who met him. He had endless energy constantly wanting to be on the go. He was a supporter of the Salvation Army, WWII Veterans Association, and United Methodist Church, to name a few of his favorites.
Darwin was truly a great man, son, brother, husband, father, person, and unique being. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends and will forever be held close in our hearts and memories.
A private service was held June 2017 at Roselawn Memorial Chapel in Terre Haute, IN. where he was also laid to rest in the Roselawn mausoleum. The Darwin E. Bucy family thanks all family and friends for support, memorials, letters, and cards. Donations may be made to Pimento United Methodist Church, 2377 East Edwards Drive, Pimento, IN 47866.
Published on August 7, 2017