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C. Robert (Buck) Bisbee, 1934-2009

Meadville Tribune, February 28, 2009

February 28, 2009 C. Robert (Buck) Bisbee

SAEGERTOWN - C. Robert (Buck) Bisbee, 74, died at his residence, 20103 Gospel Hill Road, Saegertown, on Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, after an illness of four months. He was surrounded by his loving wife and family.

Born on April 10, 1934, in Cambridge Springs, he was a son of the late Clarence E. Bisbee and Irene Flick Bisbee and lived his entire life in the Venango area. On Jan. 28, 1961, he married Betty Jean Black.

After graduating from Cambridge Springs High School in 1952, Buck worked for several years and then entered the Armed Forces in 1957. He served with the U.S. Army for two years until 1959. After becoming discharged he became employed at the Carnation Can Factory (later becoming Silgan) in Cambridge Springs, working there for 30 years until his retirement in 1990.

In his free time Buck enjoyed gardening and maintaining his yard. He also enjoyed hunting and was particularly fond of his dog, Abby.

Family survivors, in addition to his loving wife, Betty, include four children, Linda Martin and her companion, Craig Lohrer, of Saegertown, Gary Bisbee and his wife, Sue, of Meadville, Bob Dunton and his wife, Tammy, of Saegertown, and Janice Thayer and her husband, Greg, of Cambridge Springs; and two sisters, Donna Bish of Conneautville, and Debra Fries and her husband, Richard, of Conneaut Lake. Included also are six grandchildren, Valerie Porter, Scott Winsor, Steve Winsor, Tyler Dunton, Kyle Dunton and Matthew Martin; two great-grandchildren, Ashlee Porter and Michael Porter; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death in addition to his parents was an infant son.

Friends may call at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and are invited to attend the funeral there on Tuesday at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Larry Corner, pastor of Venango United Methodist Church, officiating.

Interment will take place in Gravel Run Cemetery.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be made to Hospice of Crawford County, 448 Pine St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or the Venango Volunteer Fire Department, Venango, Pa. 16334.

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