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Paul Silas Buckland

Published: March 2, 2014 12:00 AM

Paul Silas Buckland

World War II Navy veteran, Goodyear retiree, Akron Free will Baptist Church member

Paul Silas Buckland, 91, of Tallmadge, died Feb. 19, 2014. He was born in Alderson, W. Va. on Aug. 27, 1922, to Silas Rayburn and Emma Jane Buckland.

Mr. Buckland served in the U.S. Navy and was a World War II veteran of the Pacific Theater. He was a signalman on the USS Randal and 1st Lt. for two years in the National Guard in Virginia.

Mr. Buckland and his wife, Wilma (Stone), were married May 25, 1944 and would have celebrated 70 years of marriage this May.

Mr. Buckland attended the University of Akron and traveled extensively for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Research and Development as a tire designer. He belonged to the 100,000 Mile Club with United Airlines and was a member of Akron Free Will Baptist Church.

Preceded in death by his parents, four sisters, and two brothers, he is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughter, Cindy (Steve) Cisney; son, Mike (Linda) Buckland; granddaughter, Carrie (Scott) Meikle; grandson, David (Ashley) Buckland; great-granddaughters, Lydia, Abigail, Rachel, Ava, and Amelia; and one sister, Ruth of Lynchburg, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to Haven of Rest Ministries, P.O. Box 547, Akron, OH 44309.

Newcomer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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