Bradford “Brad” L. Buker

WINSLOW – Bradford “Brad” L. Buker, 81, passed away on May 22, 2021, in Winslow.He was born on July 8, 1939, the son of Earl Buker, Jr. and Marie Estelle (Libby) Buker.Brad graduated from Hartland Academy and went on to graduate from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1961. While at the University, Brad was a member of the initial soccer team. Brad was a teacher/principal of the elementary schools first in East Vassalboro and then at Carl B. Lord schools for eight years.In 1968, Brad moved with his family to Winslow and taught at the Winslow Junior High School for 31 years making his teaching career a total of 39 years. While at Winslow Junior High, Brad coached freshman boys’ and girls’ basketball and he also coached the girls Varsity field hockey team at the Winslow High School for two years.Brad was the president of the Initial Heart of Maine Squares Dancers in Winslow.Brad ran the summer milk route and made ice cream for Smiley’s Dairy for a number of years.He is survived by his sisters, Margo Carmine and her husband Tom, and Carol Horch; her daughter, Elizabeth Chapman and her husband Robin, his son, Raymond Buker and his wife Tammy, his daughter, Heather Buker and her fiancé Bob Fortier, his daughter, Johnna Peri McCollor and her husband John; 12 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents; his daughter, Natalie P.B. Brooks; and his granddaughter, Melissa E. Hall.A time of gathering will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 at Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main Street in Fairfield. A private burial will be at Howard Cemetery in Winslow at a later date.An online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at http://www.familyfirstfuneralhomes.comArrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral & Cremation Care, 107 Main St., Fairfield.In lieu of flowers,memorial donationscan be made to the:Conquer Cancerthe ASCO FoundationP.O. Box 896076Charlotte, NC 28289-6076in loving memory of his daughter, Natalie P.B. Brooks. 

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