Robert (Bob) John Bucci
Robert (Bob) John Bucci passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 surrounded by family and friends at Hospice of the Panhandle Inpatient Unit in Kearneysville.
Bob was born in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 22, 1941 to Dominick and Ella Bucci. He attended John Carrol High School and the University of Maryland. He honorably served in the United States Coast Guard based out of Rockland, Maine and was stationed overseas in the Philippines during the Vietnam War. For over 20 years, he worked as a sales representative and trainer with Commerce Clearing House in Washington, D.C. He retired as a slot technical manager at Charles Town Races and Slots.
One of Bob’s greatest legacies in life was his ability to help family, friends and even complete strangers with everything from being a shoulder to lean on to being a helpful hand for any project no matter how large or small.
He is survived by his wife, Suzanne (Breitweiser) Bucci; brother Dennis and wife Lisa; daughters Barbara and husband Dan Dyson, Michele and husband Mark Herman, and Gina Giantonio; grandchildren Timothy, Tabitha and Robert Dyson; Antonio, Dominique, David and Mark Herman, Jr.; numerous nieces, nephews and a large extended family. He also leaves behind a vast number of friends who were very near and dear to his heart. Bob had such a personable, outgoing nature that he truly made new friends wherever he went.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Donald Bucci.
A memorial service will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 208 W. German Street, Shepherdstown, on Friday, March 18, at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. G.T. Schramm officiating. Immediately following the service there will be a reception in the church hall.
His family would like to thank all the nurses and staff at the Inpatient Unit at Hospice of the Panhandle for their deep compassion and care for Bob as well as our whole family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice of the Panhandle 330 Hospice Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 or the Shepherdstown Fire Department, P.O. Box F, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.
Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.
Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at www.mtstrider.com.