C. Hayden Buckley

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Former football coach served in U.S. Army


C. Hayden Buckley, 83, died June 29, 2013, in Martin Memorial Medical Center, Stuart, Fla.


He was born in Berlin Heights, Ohio, and lived in Stuart since 1996.


Mr. Buckley was a 1952 graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University. He was a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity and the sports hall of fame. He played baseball and football. He received his master of arts degree from Kent State University.


Mr. Buckley spent the next two years serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Sill, Okla., during the Korean War.


He began his coaching career in East Liverpool and Martins Ferry, Ohio, coaching football and baseball.


In 1960, he joined the college ranks and coached at George Washington University, University of Virginia and West Virginia University. Later, he became the athletic director and head football coach at Waynesburg University for 10 years.


Since moving to Florida, he worked at Florida Club Golf Course.


Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Marilyn Davis; two sisters, Karen Althaus and Lesley Ludlam; and many nieces and nephews.


A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 8, in Stuart Congregational Church.


Memorial contributions may be made to Give a Smile to a Child Foundation, P.O. Box 32021, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420, or Humane Society of the Treasure Coast, 4100 Leighton Farms Road, Palm City, FL 34990.


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