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Obituaries > BUCKLEY, AARON E.

Buckley, Aaron E., 84, of Orlando, child of God and son of A.J. Buckley and Nora Sue Brandon, went home to be with the Lord and his, wife, Vernice, of 61 years on Saturday [January 16, 2010]. Aaron was born in Franklin County TN, May 10, 1925. He was a U.S. Marine Raider in the 6th Marine [Division] during WW II, 1943-1945, and earned a Purple Heart while serving his country. Aaron was a general contractor for many years and built many homes in the Orlando area. He was also a Deacon and a Sunday school teacher for the senior ministry at First Baptist. He was truly loved by everyone in his life. He had a big heart and reveled in reaching out to those who needed his help. He enjoyed many crafts and hobbies and excelled in stained glass art. Aaron is survived by daughter, Catherine (David Cooper) Buckley, son, Ronald Buckley; grandchild, Rachel Buckley; great-grandchild, Chantelle Cade; sisters, Erma Kushman, Nora Salewsky; sister-in-law, Myrt Buckley; and many beloved nieces and nephews. A gathering to celebrate Aaron’s life will be held on Monday, Jan. 25, at First Baptist Church of Orlando, Faith Hall, Lakeside A, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Keeping with his wishes of reaching out and helping others, in lieu of flowers, his family requests donations are made to, The Duke Multiple Myeloma Fund, c/o Julia Hoyle, DUMC 3961, Durham, NC, 27710.