Fr. Joseph Buck

And when I die, and when I'm gone,
There'll be one child born
In this world to carry on

                    Laura Nyro

3-20-2013
D Vautier


I was a kid growing up at Perpetual Help School in Everett, WA.  One day we got a handsome young assistant pastor just fresh out of St. Edwards Seminary.  I think he also had two brothers Carl and James, one of which was also a priest and worked in Seattle because my mom often commented on how those Bucks did get around.  Fr. Joe Buck said the early 6:30 mass at the school and I was often the only altar boy showing up sometimes.  I definitely had to knew my Laetificats or else.  Fr. Buck was a profoundly positive influence on me whether or not he realized this or whither I did either.  His presence at the parish changed my life because I became fixated with the idea that priesthood was something that I needed to follow, which I did for awhile.

I found a good obituary here:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=51255450

I last visited Joe Buck in 2001.

 

 

This picture was taken of him and published in the Everett Herald some time around 1952 just after his ordination.

 

 

Fr. Joseph e. Buck published in the Everett Herald some time around 1952 just after his ordination.

 

In my archives I found articles from the Herald that shows him talking with Dave Harbeck and Don Gilchrist.  Don was our football coach and died a few years ago.

I remember every moment of this game, in fact I made some big tackles.  We lost anyway.  But we did have a good season if you ignore all the non conference games. 

I have included some other articles.

 

everett herald perpetual help panthers, dave harbeck, memorial stadium everett

 

Fr. Joseph Buck from the Everett Herald that shows him talking with Dave Harbeck and Don Gilchrist.

Here's the team.

 

perpetual help panthers 1954

perpetual help panthers 1954 brent crowley, bill workman, dom vautier, paul harbeck, pat bushey, tom ganes, paul sorenson, dave harbeck, gordon smith, harry paul, tom owens