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From: "Craig R. Bucki" <CBucki@phillipslytle.com>
To: "'alanmillhone@usacheckers.com'" <alanmillhone@usacheckers.com>, "'johnwebster@usacheckers.com'" <johnwebster@usacheckers.com>, "'richardbeckwith@usacheckers.com'" <richardbeckwith@usacheckers.com>, "'rogerdoll@usacheckers.com'" <rogerdoll@usacheckers.com>, "'jimloy@jimloy.com'" <jimloy@jimloy.com>
Sent: Sun, Aug 19, 2012 02:12:33 EDT
Subject: Passing of Edward Bruch

Good evening,

I received your e-mail contact information from the American Checker Federation website, and I hope that this message finds you well.

I write with regret that my maternal grandfather, Edward Bruch, a checkers Grand Master, passed away on Saturday afternoon, August 18, 2012, at the age of 95 at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital in Amherst, New York, outside Buffalo. "Granddad," as I knew him during these first 30 years of my life, sustained a heart attack on Tuesday, July 31, and his health had deteriorated gradually since.

My grandfather shall always remain in my fondest memory for many reasons, among them his love for checkers. I remember his attendance at many a tournament throughout the United States and Canada, as well as his efforts to teach me the game that he loved. Although he instilled in his only grandchild the most rudimentary understanding of checkers and how the game is played, I shall always recall his many hours of intense study in preparation for competition at the highest levels. As I look at the list of Grand Masters on the American Checker Federation website, I see the names of so many people -- particularly Alex Moiseyev, Ron King, Richard Hallett, Tim Laverty, and Earl Morrison -- of whom he often spoke and for whom he held the highest regard. His love for competition, combined with fair and honest play, is a quality that I strive to emulate in the practice of law.

My parents are finalizing the arrangements for my grandfather's funeral, which will likely take place on Wednesday, August 22, in Buffalo. If you would like details of those arrangements, please advise, and I shall be happy to pass them along. Please also inform the checker-playing community of his passing, and keep him in your prayers.

Very truly yours,

Craig Bucki

Craig R. Bucki

3400 HSBC Center
Buffalo,NY 14203
Phone 716 847 5495
Fax 716 852 6100

Craig Bucki: emailed Mon, 20 Aug 2012 00:53:18 +0000 

Thank you, Richard, for your kind words and for your condolences. My grandfather's wake will be held tomorrow from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Dengler, Roberts, Perna Funeral Home at 8630 Transit Road, East Amherst, NY 14051. (Transit Road, NY Route 78, is Exit 49 off the New York State Thruway, which is Interstate 90, and the funeral home is several miles north on the left, just before Transit Middle School.) On Wednesday, August 22, prayers will be held at the funeral home at 9:00 a.m., and my grandfather's funeral will take place at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Gualbert Roman Catholic Church, located at 83 Gualbert Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14211. Any checker players who would be available to come to the wake and/or the funeral are most welcome to attend.      Ed Bruch Obituary  Funeral Home Link

Very truly yours,

Craig Bucki

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