Walter R. "Buck" Burkley Jr.

November 23 1925 - December 26 2022

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Visitation :

John Quint Treboni Funeral Home
Monday January 2nd 2023 4-7 PM

1177 W. 5th Avenue
Columbus Ohio 43212



Funeral Mass
Tuesday January 3rd 2023 at 10:00 am

St. Margaret of Cortona Catholic Church
1600 N. Hague Avenue
Columbus , Ohio 43204


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Walter Raymond Burkley Walter Raymond Burkley, 97, passed away peacefully on Dec. 26, 2022. "Buck", husband for 72 years to Martha, was born on Nov. 23, 1925, in Columbus, OH, to Walter and Margaret Burkley. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by sisters Yvonne, Peggy and Jean, daughter-in-law, Lynne. Survivors include his devoted wife; 5 daughters, Janet Burkley, Mary Burkley, Ann (Brad) Nelson, Kate (Jay) Walker and Meg (Troy) Wernet; 6 sons - John (Nancy), Tom, Chris (Renee), Mike, Steve (Mandy) and Matt (Jenny); 24 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Buck graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Columbus before enrolling in the United States Army in 1942. He was stationed in the Philippines during the final months of World War II. He then briefly attended Ohio State University before joining his father's business. Buck met Martha in the summer of 1949 at Virginia Beach, near her hometown of Newport News, Virginia, and they married on Sept. 15, 1950. Buck and Martha raised 11 children, mostly in Grandview Heights, while Buck ran the family business, Burkley & Son Insurance Agency. He was a member of St. Christopher parish and was a board member of Rosemont School for Girls and the Child Guidance Center. Buck was named the Catholic Man of the Year by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus in 1969. Visitation Monday January 2, 2023, 4-7 pm at the JOHN QUINT TREBONI FUNERAL HOME. Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday 10:00 am at St. Margaret of Cortona Catholic Church. Inurnment to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Ohio Living Hospice Foundation. A special thank you to the Columbus VA for their continued care and support. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.


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Condolences for Walter R. "Buck" Burkley Jr.

From : Mike and Carol Stewart
To : Matt and Jenny
Date: December 27th 2022

Sending you and your family our sympathy at the passing of Matt's father - it's hard to deal with but treasure your memories.
From : Victor and Michelle Russell
To : Steve Burkley and family
Date: December 28th 2022

Very sorry to hear of the passing of your father Steve. Michelle and I pray for you and your family during this difficult time of loss. God's peace and love be with you and your family.
From : Chaplain Darryl
To : Martha
Date: December 28th 2022

On behalf of the entire Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice team, thank you for the blessing of serving your family during this time. Our condolences on the passing of Buck. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and in the days to come.
From : Dave and Stephanie Earnest
To : Meg and Troy Wernet family
Date: December 28th 2022

We are so sorry for your loss. I hope you all find peace and celebrate the good times with the great memories that you all have! God bless you all
From : Sheri Titus
To : Ann Nelson
Date: December 29th 2022

I am so sorry for your loss Ann. What an amazing full life your dad had. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
From : Marian and Pete Baumann
To : Martha Burkley and Family
Date: December 29th 2022

We are so sorry for the loss of your dear husband and father. Love and prayers for all. God bless.
From : Corey Burke and family
To : The Burkley Family
Date: December 29th 2022

Sending love and hugs during this difficult time. Prayers for the family.
From : Kathy Igel Clark
To : Mrs Martha Burkley and family
Date: December 30th 2022

You were at some many events in my life, and continued to share your wisdom with me. May the blessings you bestowed return tenfold and God comfort you on your journey forward. I will keep you all in my prayers.
From : Lori Graves
To : Mike and family
Date: December 30th 2022

My heartfelt condolences to you all. May all the wonderful memories carry you through the tough days..
From : Linda Tierney
To : Ann Nelson and Family
Date: December 30th 2022

Ann always shared stories of her wonderful father and family. After watching the celebration of life video, I can see the love pouring through the photos. My heartfelt sympathy to the blessed family of Buck Burkley Jr.
From : Louis Nobile President Aquinas Alumni Assoc
To : Walters Family
Date: December 30th 2022

The Aquinas College High School Alumni Association, its members, and Walter's classmates offer their sincerest condolences to Martha and the family. A Mass will be offered for him by a Dominican Friar at St. Patrick Church. Requiescat in pace.
From : Kathy Studebaker
To : Ann
Date: December 30th 2022

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. My prayers to you and your family
From : Jill and Dave Resley
To : Walter Burkley Jr
Date: December 30th 2022

Uncle Buck you will be greatly missed. You and aunt Martha raised a beautiful family. You “walked me down the aisle” when Dave and I were married. I will always remember that. Praying for you and the family.
From : Bridget Flaherty Frash
To : Kate
Date: December 31st 2022

Fondest memories of your dad singing to us in your kitchen as kids. Blessed to have known him. Prayers and hugs.
From : The Bridge Group
To : Martha and Family
Date: January 1st 2023

Thinking of you and sending all our prayers in your loss.
Jane, Lyn and Jan
From : Mike and Linda Karlovec Casasanta
To : The Burkley Family
Date: January 2nd 2023

Our sincere condolences regarding the passing of “Buck.” We have many fond Grandview and Virginia Beach memories. Prayers and peace to all.
From : Tracy Deeks
To : Ann Nelson and Family
Date: January 3rd 2023

I was so sorry to learn of your father's passing. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during your time of loss.
From : Jannette Johnson
To : Ann Nelson
Date: January 3rd 2023

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful tribute to your dad. I know you are all so proud of the family legacy he and your mom built. Continued prayers for comfort and peace for your family at this time.
From : Emily DeChaine
To : Ann Nelson
Date: January 3rd 2023

My deepest condolences for your loss. May hope keep you going, may friends be by your side, and may love give you the strength and courage to face your toughest battles. I’m thinking of you during this painful period.