It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Buck Cregger on Sept 19, 2021, at the age of 71, of natural causes.
He left us having lived a full life and he touched the lives of many. He will be missed by his family, friends and local community.
Growing up in Berkley, Calif., in the 60s, he was a hell raiser and he truly enjoyed it. These are also known as his “research years.”
His stories of these times brought us together with laughter and joy.
Buck was a sensational storyteller. His voice, laughter, quick wit and “Buckisms” still resonate in our ears.
Buck loved the ladies, Alaska salmon fishing, football, baseball and coin collecting. He was a true historian with his knowledge of coins and wartimes.
His classy style, long ponytail, stylish attire and the love of his Thunderbird convertible will always be remembered.
At the age of 50, Buck returned to school in Alaska to pursue an education in drug and alcohol addiction. He recalls being the oldest in the class, but he was also probably the wisest and most committed. After Alaska, he returned to California and dedicated the rest of his career to serving those in recovery. He brought experience — “ his research years” — as well as compassion and understanding to those in need.
His consideration of those he held dear was evident in his generosity, kind support and gracious words. He was baptized toward the end of his life and he faithfully prayed for those he cared about. He was celebrating his 32nd year of sobriety at the time of his passing.
Buck, you will never be forgotten, we love and miss you already. As per his wishes, there will be no service held.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Buck to: Today is a New Day Recovery home in Greeley Hill, Calif.