ORONO - Anna Buck, 12-year resident of Dirigo Pines in Orono, passed away peacefully following a brief illness on January 29, 2019, surrounded by family.
Anna was born in the Ukraine. While still young, she immigrated with her family to Montreal, Canada. Skiing in the Laurentian Mountains brought her and her late husband, George, together. Her married life was spent in Orland, ME. Anna led a very active life. She and George continued skiing until late into their lives. They also enjoyed hiking, which led to their early involvement with Friends of Acadia, clearing and maintaining hiking trails. They were among founding members of and very active in the Downeast Outing Club. Another organization they supported was the Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust.
Anna and George were heavily involved with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Community Concert Series. They were instrumental in the creation of a Bucksport Chapter of American Field Service, and welcomed a Chilean student into their family in 1966. Interest in foreign student organizations continued for many years, during which time they hosted numerous young people. They travelled extensively and were able to visit some of their guests abroad.
Anna is survived by daughters, Christie of Huntsville, AL, Alison of Easthampton, MA and son, Jonathan of Austin, TX.
Services will be private for the family. Those wishing to remember Anna in a special way may make gifts in her memory to The Friends of Acadia, P.O. Box 45, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609, or Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust, P.O. Box 266 Orland, ME 04472. Condolences to the family may be expressed at BrookingsSmith.com