Daniel G. Buckley, 70, of Quincy, handed away at his residence, surrounded by his loving family members, on April 24, 2021 just after a around yr-extended struggle with pancreatic cancer. Dan was born May 20, 1950, a son of Daniel J. and Marian O. (Bowen) Buckley. His moms and dads preceded him in dying. He married Elizabeth (Beth) Sickles on June 24, 1972 at the Camp Level United Methodist Church. She survives him.
Dan graduated from Brown County Superior Faculty in Mt. Sterling and went on to graduate with an Associate’s degree in Automotive Technology from VTI/SIU Carbondale. He then obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in Occupation and Technical Education and learning. Mr. Buckley commenced his training occupation at Quincy Substantial School in 1972, instructing Automotive Technological innovation. Through his educating occupation, he accomplished a Masters’ diploma in Industrial Education from Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, MO. All 30 5 decades of his educating vocation had been spent in Quincy Public Faculties in which he opened the Automotive Technology software at the Quincy Region Vocational Technical Heart. Mr. Buckley was a finalist for two individual several years in the Illinois Point out Instructor of the Year Award Application. His students were being generally finalists in condition automotive contests and just one group competed in the national finals in Washington, D.C. Many of Mr. Buckley’s learners went on to develop their professions as automotive professionals or to get the job done in the automotive industry.
Mr. Buckley was a previous member of many vocation schooling groups, a board member for the Western Illinois University Employees Credit history Union, serving once as president, a member of Vermont Avenue United Methodist Church, and a past president of The Quincy Optimist Club. He was an ASE Qualified Technician for more than 25 decades. His hobbies incorporated making and exhibiting typical automobiles, with his favorite restoration remaining a 1957 Chevrolet convertible. He and his wife attended quite a few swap meets marketing and buying common Chevy automobile parts. He has passed on a legacy of adore for cars to his 3 sons. Viewing his grandchildren race their soapbox derby automobiles in the Quincy Optimist Club Derby and having his youngest granddaughter for a experience in a single of his basic autos was a certain joy of his. It didn’t subject to Dan if it was a Chevy, Ford, or Mopar, it was ultimately about the friendships that he formed by way of understanding the folks who loved automobiles as a lot as he did. Searching quail and pheasants with his hunting buddies and fishing with his spouse and children at the household farm had been preferred pastimes as properly. He belonged to a very long-time card team the place he formed superb, lasting friendships. Getting with his wife, children, and grandchildren and spending winters in Arizona ended up some of his most treasured occasions.
Surviving, aside from his wife, are a few sons and three grandchildren: Brian (Amy) Buckley and their young children Andrew and Addie of Wildwood, Missouri, Todd Buckley (Blair Powell) of Quincy, and David (Meghan) Buckley, their daughter Hayley, and a grandson to be born in the tumble, also of Quincy. He is also survived by a sister, Bonnie (Jim) Bruce of Pittsfield, a brother-in-legislation, David Sickles (Glenda) of Iowa Town, a phase-sister, Patricia Rigor Eidson, a move-brother, Wayne Rigor, and many cherished nephews, nieces, and cousins.
Previous Dan in loss of life were his in-guidelines, Harold and Esther Sickles, his action-mom, Viola Rigor Buckley, and a sister-in-legislation, Jean Gerig-Sickles.
A heartfelt thank you goes to the Blessing Hospice Method for aiding Dan and his family members. Hospice nurse, Keaton Zanger, has been a supply of power, know-how, and convenience throughout this time and the family is so grateful for her aid.
Preparations are currently being taken care of by The Lummis-Hamilton Funeral Residence in Camp Place. There will be a non-public graveside assistance for instant family members. A celebration of life will be held at a future day.
Memorials could be built to Vermont Road United Methodist Church or the QHS Theater Division in treatment of Lummis Hamilton Funeral Dwelling, PO Box 255, Camp Place, IL. 62320. Be sure to include in the memo line: Dan Buckley Memorial.
Printed by Herald-Whig on May possibly 12, 2021.