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David Jay Bucher

October 17, 1960 - June 16, 2019

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Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Time:
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Funeral

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Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Service Time:
3:30 PM

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David Jay Bucher, 58, died on June 16, 2019, peacefully at UNC Rex Healthcare surrounded by family and friends. He was born in Kenmore, NY, on October 17, 1960, son of Ralph Blackmer and Irene Marvin.

He attended Star Point High School in Pendleton, NY. He later went on to welding and machining school where he learned what would be his occupation for the remainder of his life. David truly enjoyed machining. After graduating he found his first home at Cooper Cameron International until moving to North Carolina. Thus spending the last 20 years with John Deere Turf Care. He truly loved working there and all of the people surrounding him. He talked nothing but love and friendship throughout his time at John Deere.

David married Catherine Elizabeth Bucher on May 31, 1997. They recently celebrated their 22nd anniversary at Emerald Isle. The beach was truly their happy place. David and Cathy had an honest and loving relationship. There was nothing but love and happiness that came from them. They were and still are the perfect role model relationship. The love that they brought to each other was unmatchable, and the way the made each other smile was truly special.

David was a huge Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. He, along with his wife, Catherine, and great friends John and Heather McDonald, have been Co -Presidents of the Bills Backers of Raleigh Durham for over 10 years. David also loved wood working, camping with friends, garage nights every Friday night, and the family reunion in Ohio.

David was preceded in death by his two sisters, Irene Whitt and Terry Dutchess. He is survived by his spouse, Catherine Elizabeth Bucher the first and his two sons, Christopher (Allison) Pike and Benjamin Pike; grandchildren, Kayley Ann Pike and Brandon David Pike. He is also survived by his siblings, Ralph (Sydney) Blackmer, Sandy (Bob) Bowles, Jerry Gale Cribbs, and Iheide (Cliff) Mayes; nieces and nephews; cousins; and loved friends.

A viewing and memorial service will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Renaissance Funeral Home, 7615 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27605. The viewing is scheduled for 1:30 to 3:30 with the memorial service immediately following. Family and friends are welcome to a gathering at David and Cathy's house after the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of David Bucher to the UNC Rex Healthcare Cancer Center. The family is especially grateful for all of the compassionate care from UNC Rex Healthcare Cancer center 5 east staff and ICU. The family is also grateful for all of the love and support received from special friends and coworkers.
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June 18, 2019
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June 17, 2019
Memories Album: These two loved EI! I think this was one of their first trips there!
Love you Cathy! KPJ
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Jimmy Penny
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July 1, 2019
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Jeremy Lambert
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June 22, 2019
Loved working with Dave, a good colleague and a good friend, I will miss him. Go Bills
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Liz Taylor
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June 21, 2019
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Penny Steves
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June 21, 2019
I had the honor to meet Dave and Cathy several times when I was in NC. He was always so happy and full of fun. I know he was a wonderful family man and friend to people he knew. He will be missed, but I know he is in heaven looking down on his family and friends with that awesome smile.
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Simon Cobb
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June 20, 2019
I first met David when I joined John Deere Turf Care in 2013. David 's character was evident immediately: a strong willed cheerful fellow with a strong family. We also used to jockey for first through the traffic of Raleigh as we both traveled home from Fuquay-Varina.
I recently witnessed this strong family through Cathy's encouragement and support for David during his difficult times. Despite the challenges, David remained cheerful and optimistic. David: a very nice fellow. We miss you. Sincere condolences from Simon Cobb.
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Christopher Garrett
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June 20, 2019
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Beverly Colville
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June 20, 2019
I met David at John Deere Turf Care. He was such a kind and caring person. He fought his cancer battle courageously and with a positive outlook. He would often come into the office and get candy at the Spec Department. He loved his chocolate! Prayers for the family. I know your hearts are hurting so hold onto those great memories.
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Beverly Colville
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June 20, 2019
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Linda Holeman
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June 20, 2019
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Andrea Feeney
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June 19, 2019
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DawnC
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June 19, 2019
Cathy you did such a amazing job taking care of David during his illness. God Bless you during this time of grief and sadness.
Dawn and Family
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Suzette West
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June 18, 2019
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Kathy
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June 18, 2019
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Brandon N
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June 18, 2019
I've known David through work for the better part of 15 years...He was always smiling and extremely courteous and just an overall nice guy. Even going through the battle with cancer he was still smiling and upbeat when we would talk in the hallways. I didn't know his family, but he represented and carried himself as someone I would have been proud to call my family member. My deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow.
Brandon N.
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Glenn Holland
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June 18, 2019
I only met Dave about 3 or 4 months ago even though we worked in the same building for 12 years. We would pass each other from time to time and exchange the courteous nod and such.
When his manager asked if he could share my personal cancer fight with Dave, I easily obliged. We immediately formed a bond and it pains me to write this as we never met outside of work to share our experiences even further.
His smile and positivity has left it's mark on me and he will not be forgotten.
My condolences to his family.
Glenn Holland
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Terri Gilbert
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June 18, 2019
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Morris and Trudy Evans
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June 17, 2019
Cathy, Chris, Ben and the Entire Family! Our hearts and prayers are with each of you as you endure the passing of David. He was and is a great guy, friend, husband and father who always had an infectious smile.... David will be truly missed! Hold your memories close to your heart and he will always be with you! May God Bless You!

Love, Morris and Trudy Evans
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Morris and Trudy Evans
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June 17, 2019
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7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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