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Gale F. Johnston Jr. ’49

Published in May 11, 2005, issue

Buck died Oct. 29, 2004, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77.

He prepared at Webb School in St. Louis. At Princeton he majored in history and was a member of Quadrangle Club, serving as its secretary. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

Buck started his work career with Mercantile Bank and later became a securities broker with Smith, Moore & Co. He also served on the Ladue [Mo.] City Council for 25 years as councilman and council president. Buck was a member of the St. Louis Area Council for the Boy Scouts and also served on the national executive board. He was international ambassador for the World Scouting Organization. His scouting honors included the Silver Beaver and the Order of the Condor for his service to South American scouting.

Buck is survived by his wife, Nancy; two sons, Gale F. III and Houston; two daughters, Emily Martens and Miriam Vangel; and four grandchildren. The class joins his family in mourning the loss of this man who truly lived a life of service to others, and extends deepest sympathy to them on their loss.

The Class of 1949

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