Stephen A. Buckingham

Died: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 04, 2019
Location: Croghan

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 05, 2019
Location: St. Stephen's Church

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Stephen A. Buckingham, 98, of Belfort Rd; Croghan, died unexpectedly on Thursday, January 31, 2019 following an accident in his home.

Stephen was born September 25, 1920 in Croghan, the son of the late Wesley and Mary (Bush) Bockenheim. He attended Brewery Hill Country School. On August 28, 1948, Stephen married Winifred Roseboom at St. Joseph’s Church in Boonville. The couple owned and operated BuckRose Farm, a registered Holstein farm. Stephen had many hobbies, including logging, fishing and hunting, he enjoyed being outdoors and maple sugaring, which he did until he was 90. He was a member of the Holstein Association, Beaver River Senior Citizen’s, Three Ridge Hunting Club, St. Stephen’s Knights of Columbus Council #2175 and was a communicant of St. Stephen’s Church in Croghan.

Stephen is survived by his wife of 70 years, Winifred; six children, Kay (Clint) Widrick of Croghan; Dale (Nancy) Buckingham of Lowville; Jean (John) Buckingham-Sweet of Lowville; Paula (Terris) Politi of Lake Placid; Donna (Larry) Campeau of Lowville and Diane (Joseph) Csizmar of Croghan; nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Stephen in predeceased by all of his siblings, Mary (Gerald) Edwards, Margaret (Karl) Kuhl, Martha (James) Campany, Louis Bockenheim, Claude Bockenheim, Claire (Stanley) Young, Dorothy Bockenheim, Anita (Edward) Yousey and Arletha Bockenheim.

Calling hours will held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at the Scanlon Funeral Home, Croghan, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Stephen’s Church, Croghan. Burial in the St. Stephen’s Cemetery will be held in the spring.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church Restoration Fund; PO Box 38; Croghan, NY 13327 or to the Croghan Fire Department, 6860 Fire Hall St, Croghan, NY 13327.

Memories and condolences may be shared online at Arrangements for Mr. Stephen A. Buckingham are under the care of the Scanlon Funeral Home of Croghan.



Charitable donations may be made in Stephen 's memory to the following organizations:

Croghan Fire Department
6860 Fire Hall Street; Croghan, New York 13327

St. Stephen's Church Restoration Fund
9748 Main St, Croghan, NY 13327
Tel: (315) 346-6958

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John and Susie Bush
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Steve we will always remember those wonderful bus trips we shared. God has received another special angel. Our sincere sympathy to Winnie and family.

Connie Yousey
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to all the family. It has been quite some time since seeing family. Steve certinly has had a long life not many of us get to be 90. So thankful.

Bill & Tina Campeau
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
Winnie & family, We are so saddened to learn of Stevie's passing. He will be remembered by many and that includes our family. We have you all in our prayers.

John & Kris Horning
   Posted Fri February 01, 2019
So very sorry to hear about Stephen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Todd and Linda Kloster
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. He was such a nice man. 💕

Tom & Sharon Fleming
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Sorry to hear of your recent loss. I'm sure over the years you have made many good memories. Tom & Sharon

Rod Campany
   Posted Sat February 02, 2019
Wini & /Family,
Carolyn and I were sad to hear about Steve's passing. We always looked forward to stopping in for coffee and donuts when we came North. He will be missed.
Rod & Carolyn

Connie Nortz
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
Sending hugs and prayers to all the Buckingham family, and such a loving family you have.

Arletha Zehr
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with Winnie and family at this difficult time.

Nancy Edwards Beyer
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
Aunt Winnie so sorry of Uncle Steves passing,
Now he can say hi to mom and have a good get together with his sisters and brothers and parents. Will keep in touch.

James A Martin
   Posted Sun February 03, 2019
To the family, my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during this time. I am so sorry for your lost.

Sharon Longtin Barrie
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
So sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Adrienne Such
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
We are very saddened to hear of your loss. We are thinking of your family during this difficult time.

-The Such Family

Karen and Gary Wrayno
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Dear Aunt Winnie and family, we were saddened to hear of Uncle Steve's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you deal with this time of sadness. Uncle Steve will always be with us in the great memories we have from times spent at the farm.

Joe and Mary Dutton
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
Winnie and Family we are so sorry to hear of Stevie's passing he was a good person and always had a big smile on his face whenever I saw him. May the Lord be with you all during this difficult time.

Randy and Ellen Lyndaker
   Posted Mon February 04, 2019
So sorry hearing about the passing of your father-father in law Donna and Larry.May he rest in peace.

Brian and Krista Wohnsiedler
   Posted Mon February 11, 2019
Kay and Family,
We sorry to hear the news of your dads passing. I had the honor of learning the fine art of euchre from Stevie many years ago on a caribou hunting trip. He was a fantastic person. Deepest sympathies.

Brian and Krista

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