Cloyd Bucher Jr., 87, decorated Korea vet, Armstrong World Industries worker, avid camper

By on June 28, 2017

Cloyd Bucher Jr., 87, of Lititz, passed away June 21, 2017, in Mount Hope.

Cloyd was born Ephrata to Cloyd and Carrie (Sweigart) Bucher on March 28, 1930. He was married to Mary Ann Capwell in 1949, and they recently celebrated 68 years of marriage.

Cloyd worked as a painter for Armstrong World Industries for 35 years. He was a veteran of the Korean War and served in the U.S. Army. Cloyd was awarded the Korean Service Medal with 3 Bronze Stars, the Good Conduct Medal, the United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. He was involved as an active member of the Brickerville Fire Police for many years. Cloyd and Mary Ann were avid campers and longtime ‘regulars’ at Starlite Campground in Stevens.

Preceding Cloyd in death were his parents; two sisters: Evelyn L. Hackman and Velma Myers; and four brothers: Vernon, Robert, Frank, and Terry Bucher.

Surviving Cloyd are two siblings: Ronald Bucher of Hopeland; and Delma Bucher, wife of Ronald Adams, of Mount Gretna. Also, surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held June 27 at Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, with Chaplain Don Kinnier officiating.

Cloyd’s family would like to acknowledge the excellent care he received from the staffs of the Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community and Hospice and Community Care.

Please consider a donation in Cloyd’s name to Coleman Memorial Chapel, colemanchapel.org; or Hospice and Community Care of Lancaster, hospiceandcommunitycare.org/donate/.

To send online condolences, visit gravenorhomeforfunerals.com. Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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