Patrick 'Pat' Buckley was born in St. Cloud, Minnesota on March 10, 1942. He passed away at home with family on December 28, 2017 after a short battle with cancer.
Pat was preceded in death by his parents Don and Bert Buckley and son Patrick Donald, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife Rachel Garcia Buckley and beloved daughter Maria Sola, son-in-law Tony Sola and his father Dave Sola. He will be missed by his grandchildren Christopher and Blake Buckley, Eva Hammel Hintermayr and Hanna Hintermayr; as well as siblings Mike Buckley, Mary O'Neil, Buz Buckley, Ruth Eastman, Maureen Marsalek, Dan Buckley, Chuck Buckley and their families. Pat will be remembered with love by his numerous nieces and nephews.
Pat lived in many places in his youth with his military family before settling with his wife Rachel in the Santa Maria area. He served with the US Army from 1959 to 1962 and then embarked on a lucrative and enjoyable career in real estate. His interests included exotic cars, reading, coins, sailing and poker. He was an avid follower of the stock market and was checking trends up until his passing. Pat had many long-time and close friends in the Santa Maria area. Pat lived life on his own terms and will be dearly missed.
Services will be at 10 AM on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at St. Patrick's Church in Arroyo Grande, California. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to Central Coast Hospice.