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George "Bucky" Thomas Busler
August 20, 1947 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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George Thomas "Bucky" Busler, 74, of Apollo died in a boating accident on July 26, 2022 on Lake Erie, doing what he loved on a fishing trip. He was born in New Kensington on August 20, 1947, the only son to the late George and Mary (Theis) Busler.
He was a man with a great dedication to his family, his community, and his country. George served in the United States Army and after his discharge, began working as a barber and eventually owned and operated his own barber shop in Plum. His barber shop was a fixture in the community and regulars often stopped by to chat even when they didn’t need a haircut. George loved working with his hands, from building bridges in the Army, to working on his Super Bee back home, to tinkering with various things around the house. He had a big personality and a smile to match, loved the great outdoors and his Labrador retrievers, and you could often find him at his hunting camp in the mountains, where he would hunt deer and ducks, fish, target shoot, and be one with nature. Always active in his community he was a Shriner and Mason for many years. He belonged to Plum Creek Lodge No. 799 and the Plum American Legion Post 980, where he played a vital role in both organizations. George’s legacy of unwavering loyalty to his family and friends, and zest for living each day to the fullest will be forever remembered and missed daily by his surviving beloved wife of 22 years, Carol (Barckhoff) Busler; his son, Matthew (Brianne Raccor) Norris; his cherished granddaughter, Katherine Norris, and his sister, Bonnie Henderson.
In lieu of flowers please consider donating to Keystone Elk County Alliance, (KECA) to fund a memorial bench in honor of Bucky at Winslow Hill.
Please join us to celebrate and honor George’s life with a visitation on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at ROSS G. WALKER FUNERAL HOME LTD. 217 Freeport Road, New Kensington. Rev. Dean Ward will officiate. Please visit www.rossgwalker.com to leave a tribute or memory of George.