Cover photo for Robert L Buck's Obituary
Robert L Buck Profile Photo

Robert L Buck

Sanford, FL

Robert L Buck

 

Robert L. Buck (aka Captain Bob), 87, of Sanford, Florida (formerly of Auburndale, FL) passed away Thursday, May 18, 2023, surrounded by his wife, children, and close family.

Captain Bob is survived by his wife Christina (née Byrne) of 64 years, daughter Lesley Veto (David), sons Graham Buck (Cindy), David Buck (Doreen), Brian Buck (Nancy), brother Brian Buck, sister Barbara Russ, ten loving grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Captain Bob, born 1936 in London, England, grew up in Wales during World War II. His early love of steam locomotives led him to a career in the British Railway. He married his Irish bride, Christina, in 1958, and in 1974 immigrated to America with his family of six. 

At the age of 70, Captain Bob retired from his second career at Disney’s Yacht Club after 15 years of service. There he created a role where he engaged personally with children of Give Kids the World, escorted international brides down the aisle, and brought unprecedented joy to all with whom he interacted. He was infinitely unique in his ability to connect personally and inspire smiles and laughter with all.

 Family and friends are welcome to gather and share memories on Friday, June 16, at 2:00pm. A Celebration of Life Service will follow beginning at 3:00pm. Both events will take place at The VillageWalk Town Center, 8524 Insular Lane, Orlando, FL 32827. The VillageWalk Town Center is located inside the neighborhood of VillageWalk. Guests should enter through the manned-guard gate and proceed straight until you see the large Town Center building. Parking is to the left of the Town Center.

The Buck Family would like to extend their sincerest gratitude toward particular family members, The Lake Monroe Hospital nursing staff, and VITAS Hospice for their loving care and support during his final days.

Captain Bob will be forever remembered by his family for being a creator of happiness and laughter to those around him. He was a loving and respectful husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend to all.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Robert L Buck, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Gathering of Family and Friends

Friday, June 16, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

The VillageWalk Town Center is located inside the neighborhood of VillageWalk. Guests should enter through the manned-guard gate and proceed straight until you see the large Town Center building. Parking is to the left of the Town Center.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Celebration of Life

Friday, June 16, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Livestream

Click to watch

The VillageWalk Town Center is located inside the neighborhood of VillageWalk. Guests should enter through the manned-guard gate and proceed straight until you see the large Town Center building. Parking is to the left of the Town Center.

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 958

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree