CRANSTON, R.I. – Samuel Buckler died Sept. 7, 2023, at Kent Hospital. He was the beloved husband of the late Laura (Kagan) Buckler. Born in Providence, a son of the late Hime and Rose (Pepper) Buckler, he had lived in Cranston for over 60 years. He co-founded and the worked at United Printing for 35 years, retiring in 1986. Samuel was a WWII Army Air veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater.
He was a member of Jewish War Veterans Post 23 and Touro Fraternal Association. He was a member of the former Temple Am David, the West Bay Community Jewish Center, Temple Beth Israel and Shaare Zedek Synagogue, and also a former member of Temple Torat Yisrael. Samuel was a Cranston Senior Guild member, serving as its treasurer for 16 years. He also served on the board of the South Providence Hebrew Free Loan Association.
He was the devoted father of Barbara Shapiro and her husband, Nathan, of West Warwick, and Bruce Buckler, of Cranston. He was the dear brother of Leonard Buckler, of Greenville, and the late Edith Carcieri and Charlotte Wine. He was the loving grandfather of Jeffrey and Eric. He was the cherished great-grandfather of Jonas and Lucas. He was the companion of the late Annette Perlman for 12 years.
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