Raymond BucklandAugust 31, 1934 ~ September 27, 2017 (age 83)
Raymond Buckland 1934 - 2017
Raymond Buckland, 83, of Glenmont OH died September 27th 2017 of heart problems. He was born in London, England to the late Stanley and Eileen (Wells) Buckland, and was the loving husband of Tara Buckland. He is survived by his wife Tara, and his son Robert. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased in death by his son Regnauld, and his brother Gerard. Raymond grew up in London during the hardships of World War II and in the 1950’s served in the RAF for which he received the National Service Award . He was a draftsman, actor, musician and a comedy script writer. In 1962 he moved to America and worked for British Overseas Airways until he wrote his first book. After that, he worked as a writer and teacher right up until his last day on earth. He authored over 35 books which were translated into 17 languages with over 3 million copies in print. He also lectured and taught around the world. He also loved cars, airplanes, pizza, music, long walks in the woods with his dogs and most of all - he loved a good joke. He was a loving, caring man with a marvelous sense of humor and he will be greatly missed by family, friends and fans around the world. Calling hours will be held this Wednesday at Alexander Funeral Home in Millersburg from 7 to 9 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holmes County Public Library, 3102 Glen Drive, Millersburg, OH, Attn: Bill Martino or to Wayne College Writers Workshop, Wayne College, 1901 Smucker Road, Orrville OH 44667, Attn: Kevin Engle.