Obituaries September 18


Philip H. Bucking

Philip H. Bucking, a resident of Sag Harbor for 47 years and longtime proprietor of the Sag Harbor Variety 5 & 10, died in Bangor, Me. on Monday, September 15. He was 67 years old.

Born in Babylon, L.I. on August 24, 1941, he was the son of the late Philip H. and Lorraine (Albin) Bucking.

Mr. Bucking was a graduate of State University of New York at Farmingdale, and was an engineer by trade, working at the Bulova Watchcase Factory in Sag Harbor. An active member of the community, he was a member of the Lions Club and the Sag Harbor Chamber of Commerce. As an avid outdoorsman he was a member of the Noyac Sportsman’s Club.

Mr. Bucking is survived by his wife, the former Roseann Musicaro, and sons Philip Bucking (and wife Diane), James Bucking (and wife Cathy), and Greg Bucking, and daughter, Lisa Field.

He is also survived by siblings Elizabeth, Russell, Joan and Paul and grandchildren Elizabeth, Laura, Sara, Grace, Katie, Christopher, Stephan and Heidi.

Visiting will be at Yardley & Pino Funeral Home on Friday, September 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be said at St. Andrew RC Church in Sag Harbor on Saturday, September 19, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to Cormaria Retreat House or the Stella Maris Regional Catholic School.


Emily Jane Fletcher

Emily Jane Fletcher, known as Jane Fletcher, died peacefully at Southampton Hospital on August 4, 2008.  She was born May 5, 1921 to Charles T. Shaw and Emily Yardley Shaw at Southampton Hospital.

She graduated from Pierson High School in 1938 and attended Ithaca College graduating in 1942 majoring in music. While employed as the choir director at the Kerhonkson Methodist Church in upstate New York, she met her future husband, Rev Douglas Fletcher, and they were married in 1944. They had two sons, Donald Shaw, born in 1946 and Bruce Douglas in 1949.

Mrs. Fletcher was a public school music teacher for six years and then taught fifth grade at Sag Harbor Elementary School for 20 years. She was for 50 years either the choir directory or organist — and many times both — at the parishes in which her husband ministered.

She enjoyed doing puzzles such as crosswords, cryptaquotes and jigsaws. She wrote poetry throughout her life. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and was always involved in the churchs activities and committees.

She is survived by her remaining son, Bruce and his wife, Bette Lou and their two sons, Jonathan Douglas and Kyle Donald of Sag Harbor. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Janice, the widow of Donald Fletcher, of Chardon, Ohio and her two sons: Christopher Fletcher and his wife, Kimberly and their three children Jacob, Jordan and Jonah of Oklahoma City and Douglas and his wife Erica of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her husband predeceased her in 2005. Her son, Donald, predeceased her in 1978.


Terence Peter Ward

Terence Peter Ward, formerly of Sag Harbor, and recently a resident of the Manors at Hobe Sound, Florida, died August 27, 2008 at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Fla., from complications due to pneumonia,

Terry, as he was known by family and friends, was 44 years old.

Mr. Ward was born in Southampton Hospital on July 15, 1964, the fourth child of Helen and Richard L. Ward of Sag Harbor. His parents have both predeceased him.

Mr. Ward is survived by his sisters, Pamela Hudson of East Hampton, Deborah A. Mahoney of St. Augustuine, Fla., and brother Richard L. Ward Jr., of Grove City, Ohio.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Andrew RC Church on Saturday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m.