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       Sunday, August 15 2004 

Frank Charney. Click for profile.Passing of Nancy
'Lucy' Bucca

I sorrowfully report the unexpected passing of a kind and gracious lady, Nancy "Lucy" Bucca, who died on August 10th at 90 years of age. At this advanced age she still looked remarkably young and had an admirable zest for life. Before her marriage, Nancy worked in a Gallitzin dress factory. She resided in Revloc for 60 years and lived next door to our residence there.

On our monthly trips to Home Page Country, my wife Rose and I always invited "Lucy" to join us at the local restaurants. She delighted in accompanying us and would laugh heartily when we referred to her as our "pet mascot."

Her husband Carmen passed away in February 2001. His WWII adventures are posted on the Nanty Glo website, here. The death of her only son, Charlie, in 1998 at the age of 57, was another severe blow. Despite these personal trials and tribulations, Lucy refused to wallow in self-pity and remained active to the very end. At 90 years of age, she still managed to drive her own car to the pharmacy and hairdresser.

Shortly after her husband's death, she joined the Ebensburg Senior Citizens Center which she attended daily, utilizing the bus service provided for seniors. A monthly Ebensburg Senior newsletter once had the following words about Lucy: "Although she has a sister in Cresson and a brother in Ohio, she doesn't see them too often; so we are her family. She loves exercise class and being with her friends. She helps in the kitchen when she is needed. She is one of the sweetest additions to our family that we could ask for. Quiet and demure, she never has a bad word for anyone. What a compliment to any group. Nancy, we love you and God bless you for being one of our family."

Those kind words capture the essence of a wonderful lady and I couldn't improve on this statement. She was also "family" to my wife and me, and her passing leaves a deep irreplaceable void in our lives. Our Revloc visits will never again be the same.

— Frank Charney 

 

Foreign approach

People in other countries sometimes go out of their way to communicate with their English-speaking tourists. Here is a collection of signs seen around the world.

Doctor's office, Rome: SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES.

Hotel, Acapulco: THE MANAGER HAS PERSONALLY PASSED ALL THE WATER SERVED HERE.

Sent by Mike Harris

Thought for today

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

Confucius

To him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

The Apostle James (4:17) 

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