Glen Buskirk Jr.

Posted 6/28/22

MARSHALL — Glen A. Buskirk Jr., 64, passed away in the early morning of May 15, 2022, at his adopted home Morelia, Mexico.

A celebration of life service is 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the …

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Glen Buskirk Jr.

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MARSHALL — Glen A. Buskirk Jr., 64, passed away in the early morning of May 15, 2022, at his adopted home Morelia, Mexico.

A celebration of life service is 3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at the First United Methodist Church, 702 Plum St., Marshall, with Pastor Robert Sabo officiating. Pearce Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mr. Buskirk was born July 21, 1957, in Danville, the son of Tera and Glenn Buskirk Sr.

He is survived by his wife, Maria Beatriz Buskirk; stepson, Robert Cervantes; his daughter-in-law, Tiffany Cervantes; his grandchildren, Gabriel, Cali, Isabella and Michael; brothers, Kevin and Randy Buskirk and their wives Cissy and Kim; his two nieces, Samantha and Stephanie; his nephews, Brandon and Sean Buskirk; his mother, Tera Buskirk; and his great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Alfred and Maxine Akman and paternal grandparents, Glenn and Bernice Buskirk.

Mr. Buskirk joined the Navy in his youth and upon retiring he sailed around the world, “Changes in latitude, changes in attitude.” Then he met his wife Maria and shared a true love that only the fortunate few experience, “With a little love and luck, we will get by.”

He was a naval officer, worked as a mailman, at the side of his wife in her flower shop and was a tireless volunteer. His latest and most important volunteer adventure was at Casa Hogar Irekani, where he and his wife spent hours sharing their time and love with the children and other fellow volunteer friends.

His life was filled with adventure, traveling to more than 50 countries and around the United States in an RV for five years with his beloved wife to just name some of his many adventures, “Mother, mother ocean, I have heard your call. Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall.”

And in every place they traveled he always found the best vegetarian restaurants and world-renowned jazz clubs in the area. He loved music of all kinds and it led him to be a Parrot Head who saw Jimmy Buffet in concert more than 100 times. He was a long time Boy Scout Leader, Freemason, was active in the San Diego Vegetarian Society and the Sierra Club to just name a few of the many organizations that he loved and supported.

Mr. Buskirk’s world was like a book that he opened, devoured, explored and then shared the knowledge with those he loved. And, now his book has been closed and the world will miss his remarkably selfless heart. He shared his love, friendship, compassion and knowledge freely and generously with not only his family and friends, but with everyone he ever met, as well as complete strangers, “Fins to the left, fins to the right.” And now we his family and friends must take all the love, knowledge, kindness and generosity that he shared so willingly with us to everyone that we cross paths with as he did with us, “if we couldn’t laugh, we would all go insane.”

Memorial donations be made to Casa Hogar Irekani of Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico.

Online condolences at pearcefuneralservices.com.