Arthur A. "Art" "Buddy" Baeckel, Jr., 55, of Oxford died on Friday, July 24, at his home.
Born in Baltimore, Md., he was the son of Arthur A. Sr. and Dolores June Albrecht Baeckel of Oxford.
Mr. Baeckel graduated from Oxford Area High School and Vo-Tech, Coatesville in 1971. He was employed with the University of Delaware as a machinist retiring in 2002. He was a member of PWP Greater Wilmington Chapter No. 121.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing, crabbing, bridge and Soduko puzzles.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by one daughter, Angela Lee Thomas of Salisbury, Md.; two grandchildren, Katelyn Lee Thomas and Tori Jayden Thomas; one brother, Robert Baeckel of Oxford; two sisters, Charlotte Johnson of Oxford and Anna Groff of Millersville; and his companion, Brenda Clark of Georgetown, Del.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 31, 2009 at the Edward L. Collins Funeral Home, Inc., 86 Pine St. Oxford.
Friends and family may call on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713.