Died- November 21, 2012
Harold "Boots" Bucher Jr., 71, of 144 Merriam St., Mount Carmel, passed away Wednesday at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Born in Ashland, Feb. 5, 1941, he was a son of the late Harold and Anna Burger Bucher.
He worked as a welder at ACF in Milton until retirement.
He was a member of the First United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, Ashland, and a member of Shamokin Lodge No. 255 F&AM, Royal Arch Chapter No. 264 and the Shamokin Council No. 68.
He was Commander 2008, Shamokin Commandery No. 77.
He was a lifetime member of the Good Fellowship Club, Ashland, and the Broad Mountain Archery Club in Fountain Springs.
Boots was an avid hunter and fisherman and could be found in his garage. In his younger years, he could be found on a race track.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death a brother, Wade.
Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Alice Mincavage Bucher, Mount Carmel; four daughters, Sandra, wife of Mark Riedel, Deer Lake, Terral, wife of Curtis Christopher, Hampstead, Md., Sheila, wife of Nicholas Bloschichak, Hanover, and Candida, wife of Michael Rupinski, Lemoyne; a sister and brother, Debra Bucher and James Bucher; seven grandchildren, Kristina, Danielle, Christopher, Allison, Rebekah, Jakob and Olevia; two great-grandchildren, Madalynn and Gabriel; nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from the Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, with Rev. Susan Roehs officiating. Interment will be at Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Masonic services will be at 10 a.m. A viewing will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to the Hillside SPCA, P.O. Box 233, Pottsville, PA 17901. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our website at www.kullfuneral.com
Published in Republican & Herald from November 22-23, 2012 Thursday & Friday