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Jacob Anthony Bukovskey

Jacob Anthony Bukovskey

June 11, 1937 - August 22, 2017     Age: 80

Jacob Anthony Bukovskey, 80, of Fernandina Beach passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Baptist Medical Center Nassau. A son of the late Andrew and Anna Marie Olish Bukovskey, he was born in Fulton Run, Pennsylvania where he was raised. After high school he served his country in the U. S. Air Force.

In 1959 Mr. Bukovskey married the love of his life, Lula Clawson, and they begin a marriage which would last over 58 years.  Through those years, not only would he be her husband but her dance partner. She said “he was the greatest dance partner, ever!”. Together with Lula, they would raise three children and see their family grow to include seven grandchildren. Besides dancing, Jacob loved golf and until his health prohibited his playing, he was regularly on the course. His other delight was cooking. He made “the best chili in the world” and despite many attempts, no one in the family could ever best him with their own version of chili. His reputation as a perfectionist, no doubt, helped him with that chili recipe.

Also, in 1959 Mr. Bukovskey began a career with the Federal Aviation Administration that would last over 30 years. During those years he was “on the boards” as a controller for over 20 years. After 10 years as a controller, he worked as a computer programmer for 10 years before returning to his role as a controller. He spent his career at the Washington Air Traffic Control Center in Leesburg, VA.

After retirement he and his wife moved to Fernandina Beach and resided there for 16 years. In Fernandina Beach he continued to enjoy cooking for family and friends. Mr. Bukovskey will always be remembered as a generous and loving man. He loved all of his family and as most grandfathers do, he adored  his grandchildren.

Mr. Bukovskey leaves behind his family in Fernandina Beach including his wife, Lula; their son, Gary Bukovskey and his wife, Lorie and his special grandchildren, Michael and Brooke Bukovskey. He also leaves behind a son, David Bukovskey and his wife, Angie, of Virginia and a daughter, Debora Bukovskey Houser and her husband, Steve, of Pennsylvania, as well as grandchildren, Lauren and Noel Bukovskey and Megan, Erika and Colby Houser.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Burgess Chapel with Fr. Jose Kallukallam officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 AM. Mr. Bukovskey will be laid to rest at Bosque Bello Cemetery.

The family asks that you remember Mr. Bukovskey by memorials, in his name, to the American Heart Association, P. O.  Box 840692 Dallas, TX 75284-0692

His family wishes to express their most heartfelt thanks to the Physicians, Nurses and Staff of the ICU at Baptist Medical Center Nassau for the many kindnesses in caring for him and their family.

6 Condolences

  • Beverly Grubbs Hart Posted August 25, 2017 10:00 pm

    Lou, Debbie, David & Gary~. I have such great memories of being in you home in Leesburg. Mr B was always in the kitchen. I remember having a very detailed conversation about apple pie. His was delicious. May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories.

  • Lohman Posted August 26, 2017 11:19 am

    Lou, we cannot express how deeply sorry we are…please stop in for a big hug…Dr. Patti and Terry

  • Joan coburn Posted August 26, 2017 2:18 pm

    Lu, Debbie, David and Gary so sorry about Jake. I often talked about him and the funny jokes he could tell one right after another. Such fond memories of our times in Leesburg. May you find peace and comfort. God bless you all.

  • Russell Sloan Posted August 26, 2017 9:22 pm

    Gary, myy condolences to you and your family.

  • Jim Muse Posted August 27, 2017 7:35 pm

    Lu. I am so sorry to hear of Jake’s passing. His name has come up quite often in our conversations concerning “the old gang” from the 60s here in Leesburg. Not many of us are around now to share some of the events that went on back then. All in fun of course. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Will pass this on to some of the people that knew Jake back in the day. Best to you and your family.

  • Robert Libhart Posted August 28, 2017 8:33 am

    Lou, Connie and I are sorry to hear about Jake, I have know him for many years as well have worken next to him on the boards and in automation, Bless his family and Rest in Peace Jake. Bob libhart

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