Gregory John Bucci, a former newspaperman, died on Sunday, May 3, from complications he sustained in a traffic accident. He was 70 years old.
Mr. Bucci was born Sept. 20, 1944, in Peoria, Ill. He and his parents moved to Tucson in 1949. He was a graduate of Rincon High School in Tucson and Orange Coast College in Van Nuys, Calif., where he was a member of Gamma Delta Tau fraternity.
Mr. Bucci worked for more than 40 years at newspapers throughout California, Arizona and Kansas. During his career, newspapers changed production tools from manual typewriters, hot lead type and linotype machines to all-computer newsrooms.
He was most recently employed at a Kingman weekly, the Standard, as a freelance reporter and columnist. His career included several years as a city editor of the Mohave Valley Daily News and news editor of the Kingman Daily Miner. Mr. Bucci had won several awards for his headline writing and columns.
He loved to read and build military dioramas. He also enjoyed barbecuing and chatting with his daughters.
Mr. Bucci is survived by his wife, Lynda, of the home; children Brenda (Don) Boon and Lisa Grant of California and Amanda Bucci of the Dominican Republic; four grandchildren; three stepchildren; five step-grandchildren; several cousins; and his sweet little puppy dog, Daisy. Services will be private and the family suggests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the COPD Foundation or ASCPA.org.