Roger W. Buker 79, Sylvan Beach

SYLVAN BEACH, NY —  Roger W. Buker 79, Sylvan Beach, NY, passed away Sunday, July 17, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Utica, NY, after a brief illness.

Born Nov. 29, 1942, in Carthage, NY, the son of Melvin and Margaurite Buker, he graduated from Copenhagen Central School. Upon graduation in 1960, he entered SUNY at Potsdam and received a bachelor’s degree in teaching.

After graduating he started teaching in the Camden Central School District, where he taught for 32 plus years. Roger also volunteered his time to work with remedial kids in reading & math, and taught summer school for many years. Roger was very proud of his career and the relationships he had with his students. He spoke often about some of the accomplishments his former students had attained.

Rogers interests included traveling, coin collecting, watching major league baseball (the N.Y. Mets), genealogy, history and spending time at the family camp in the Adirondacks. He also was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He is survived by a twin brother, Reginald Buker, Clayton, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents, Melvin and Marguerite, sister, Vivian Sheldon, Lorraine Wiswell and a brother, Rex Buker.

A service will take place 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., 320 John Street, Clayton, NY. Burial will be in Herman Cemetery, Herman, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P. O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116.

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