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    Oct 17, 2020, 11:00 AM US/Central


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Susan Walter

Gary J. Bukovec

November 22, 1951 - September 11, 2020

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Gary J. Bukovec. Collecting your stories, memories and photos here will help us honor his life. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial.

Dr. Gary J. Bukovec of Santee, CA passed away suddenly on September 11, 2020 while visiting his sister in Vancouver, WA. He was 68 years old. Gary was born in Chicago, IL to Albert and Christine Bukovec. The family moved to Greenwood, WI when Gary was very young.  Gary attended St Mary’s elementary school and graduated from Greenwood High School in 1969. Gary attended UW-Eau Claire from 1969 – 1972 then graduated in 1976 with a degree...  see more
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  • John Felix
    Gary was a quiet bright spot and we shared many days afield romping the Black river and Rock creek fishing, building fires and sharing food our moms sent along, always warning us to "stay away" from the water. He loved the outdoors and was an...  more
  • Debbie Pedigo
    I had the pleasure of working with Dr.Bukovec for 30 years at Kaiser. I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. I always felt a connection with him being that he had an aunt that married a Kezele of Croatian decent which is my maiden name. My dads...  more
  • ruri sakurauchi
    I am sad to hear of Gary passing away. As a newly hired optometrist for Kaiser in La Mesa 23 years ago, Gary always had the time to help me "navigate the system" and with equipment maintenance issues. He took pride in keeping his equipment in...  more
  • Lance  Lubach
    So very sorry to hear of Gary's untimely passing. He was my room mate in Optometry school and I always admired his intelligence, his good attitude and his aspiration for being the best at what he does. He stopped in to visit my wife and I at our cabin...  more
  • Susan Walter
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