Bud Black Jr.
Bud Black Jr.

Obituary of Bud Black Jr.

George William (Bud) Black, 83, of Bemus Pt., NY and Home Sound, FL, passed away peacefully Saturday, March 13, 2021 at UPMC Chautauqua with family at his side. Bud was born Sept. 5, 1937 in Pittsburgh, PA son of George W. and Anna Ruane Black. He was a graduate of Edgewood High School and a 1959 graduate of Mt. St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, MD. He also served in the US Marine Corp as a 2nd Lieutenant. After graduating he took a job with B.F. Goodrich which brought him to Jamestown, NY where he soon met his future wife of 60 years, Deanna S. Dallas. Soon after they married Bud began working for his father-in-law and mentor, Fred Dallas at Regal Lumber Co. in Falconer, NY. This began his lifelong career in the building supply business. In 1975 he became owner of Regal and expanded it’s operations to three locations. He was a highly respected member of the Lumberman’s Merchandising Corporation. Bud cherished the numerous relationships he built with employees, customers, and associates over his 40 years at Regal Lumber. Bud served on the board of directors of The First National Bank of Jamestown, was past president of the Falconer Rotary Club, charter president of the Falconer Jaycees, and an active member of the Falconer Volunteer Fire Dept. and had Exempt Status. Bud had promised Deanna that they would “see the world” and he was proud and happy that they were able to travel the US in their motorhome and make many trips overseas visiting over 60 foreign countries. He also enjoyed playing golf while wintering many years in Florida. His sense of humor and love for connecting in fun ways with others blessed Bud with friends from all walks of life and from many parts of the world. He has left his family and friends with countless memories of his days growing up among beloved Irish relatives, summers as a lifeguard in Wildwood, NJ, playing tennis with his lifelong friends in the Lemon League, and in all the ways Bud created joy in ordinary moments. Besides his wife, Deanna, he is survived by three children: Beth Ann (Daniel) Hocking of Jamestown, Robert Black of Lakewood, Timothy (Michelle) Black of Falconer; four grandchildren: Kyle (Courtney) Hocking of Powell, OH, Kacey Hocking of Buffalo, Emma Black of Pittsburgh, PA, and Walker Black of Bethesda, MD; his sister Sarah Ann (Milo) Trkulja of North Palm Beach, FL. Bud’s family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Tomasz Woloszyn and Dr. Jairus Ibabao and their staff members for their wonderful care and compassion. They would also like to thank the first responders of the Maple Springs Fire Dept. for the care and attention given to Bud this past year. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Falconer Funeral Home. Rev. Darrell G. Duffy pastor of St. James Catholic Church will officiate. Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery, Falconer. To view Bud’s funeral virtual please send an email to invitefalconerfuneralhome@gmail.com. Friends will be received by the family from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home. Due to CDC and NYS Covid 19 regulations face masks and social distancing will be observed for all services. Memorials may be donated to the Maple Springs Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 100, Bemus Point, NY 14712, the Falconer Volunteer Fire Department, 115 Davis St., Falconer, NY 14733 or to Chautauqua Hospice and Palliative Care (Hospice House Fund) 20 W. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood, NY 14750.
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Tuesday
16
March

Visitation

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
Wednesday
17
March

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Falconer Funeral Home, Inc., Falconer, NY
44 West Falconer St.
Falconer, New York, United States
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