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Obituary: Kenneth Thomas Buck, Jr.

Kenneth Thomas Buck, Jr., former co-owner of American Badge Company, died on March 11 at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, IL. He was 75.

Born in Chicago, Kenneth married Mary Frances “Bo” (Cronin) Buck in 1964. They spent most of their careers as co-owners of American Badge Company until they retired. American Badge Company was later sold and renamed American Greenwood (asi/35500).

Mary died on January 22, 2016, at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, IL. She was 81.

Ken and Mary are survived by their three children, Ken (Julianne) Buck, III, Melinda (Samuel) Macrane, and Julie (Kenny) Kuzma. Ken and Mary were the loving grandparents of 11 and great-grandparents of three. Mary is survived by her sister Patricia Cronin and her brother James (Georgine) Cronin. Ken is survived by his brother John.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth T. Buck, Sr., and Alice (O’Neil) Buck, and his sister, Katherine (Buck) Nee.

Memorials may be sent to a charity of the donor's choice.