Thursday, August 12, 2021

City mourns ‘Buck’ Carney, 45

Gerald “Buck” Carney
Members of the Romulus City Council unanimously adopted a memorial resolution honoring the life of Gerald Lee “Buck” Carney who died July 23

Mr. Carney, 45, was a long-time Romulus employee and well-known throughout the community. He was born May 22, 1976.

In formerly adopting the resolution, Councilman William Wadsworth noted that “Big Buck, as I called him, was a fine example of the workers who keep this city going. Big Buck was a good, good man.”  His sentiments were echoed by other members of the council and by city Treasurer Stacy Paige who said that “to know Buck was to love him. You could see what a good man he was in his relationship with his wife and with everyone else. In my opinion, the world would be a better place with more Bucks in it.”

Council president John Barden recalled Mr. Carney as “a first-class person. He will be missed.”

Mr. Carney is survived by his wife Laura; his mother, Beverly; his in-laws, Michael and Connie Caltabiano; a brother, Frankie Carney; sisters-in-law Angela Caltabiano and Danielle Gibson along with many loving family members and a host of dear friends.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Bill Gibson and his father, Jerry Carney.

Mr. Carney was a member of the Teamsters Union and was an active member of Bethany Bible Church.