- Recent Comments - Chatsworth Metrolink Crash - L.A. Times http://projects.latimes.com The latest user comments on en-us Tish Buckley on June 7, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c15120 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c15120 Even though it has been 9 months since you left I haven"t missed a day without loving you and missing you so dearly. I am so lost without you and I don't seem to be able to get very far in my life with out you there to make everything better. I have always loved you and will never stop. You are always in my heart. Your loving wife forever Tish June 7, 2009 Sun, 07 Jun 2009 01:06:38 -0700 John Miser on April 27, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c14051 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c14051 Diane, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. I would like to offer my deepest condolences to you and your entire family. I did not know your father, but having read about him and his many contributions I felt very compelled to write this message, about a true hero. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 08:50:11 -0700 Mark Miller on April 15, 2009 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c13594 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c13594 I worked with Buck over at the City of Burbank Equipment division as first a helper and then a mechanic from 1982 thru 1988. The news of his passing in this horrific wreck slapped me hard when I got an email telling me what happened......it has taken me awhile to respond to this but he needed the recognition as a good man more than anything else, so here goes. He was kinda quiet and a bit gruff on the exterior but a great guy all the way once you got to know him. He also probably knew every truck, car and piece of equipment at the city yard better than the drivers & operators themselves, and had a good sense of humor besides. It was a pleasure to have been able to work with & know this man. It has been some time since he left us all and I sincerely hope his family and all others involved in this are getting by OK. God bless you, Buck, and I'll see you on the other side! -----Mark Miller Heavy duty equipment mechanic L.A. Dept. of Water & Power Wed, 15 Apr 2009 05:18:13 -0700 chris spacey on October 30, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c4491 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c4491 to the buckley family (for you diane). i haven't posted yet. sorry. but here i go. as i am just another family/friends name on this post, for reasons known or unknown, i do know the sudden loss of such a great male figure in your life. what he was/is, what he stood for in terms of your existence today, somehow has quickly vanished. it is truly unfair in regards for the goodbyes unspoken. there is a piece of us remaining that has also vanished. i cannot explain it fully. you know of it now as i do. a piece of us has vanished whether it is a piece of our mind, soul, physical health, or even all three combined. if i can bring any kind of peace to your lives (life), let it be through this simple posting of my true feelings towards your loss. alan was a buddy for those who knew him and most of all a father to those who truly loved him. take that into your heart(s). today, we are here now on this planet to live on. that is what he (they) would want, right? i do not know what to say from here on out. know that the spacey family will successfully continue in this world along with the buckley family. we, the spacey family, are deeply saddened by your loss. we are truly sorry. we love you buckley family. be strong,be safe, and take care. chris...xo Thu, 30 Oct 2008 12:26:46 -0700 Diane on October 27, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c4397 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c4397 Missing you Dad! Mon, 27 Oct 2008 03:43:03 -0700 Donna & Roy Aiken on October 4, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3538 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3538 Our thoughts and prayers are with your family as you mourn the loss of Alan. We also lost our son Christopher in the train crash and know how you are feeling. May your wonderful memories of him sustain you through this most difficult time. Donna and Roy Aiken donnaaiken@rochester.rr.com Sat, 04 Oct 2008 01:33:38 -0700 Scott Beck on October 2, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3496 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3496 I worked with Buck for 23 years in the Public Works Equipment Division at the City of Burbank. He is one of the good guys. We all miss him very much. Things just aren't the same without him. I know he's riding the train and doing his crossword puzzles up in heaven. See ya Buddy. Thu, 02 Oct 2008 02:42:06 -0700 mey chao on October 1, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3440 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3440 Though we all may have lost someone who is a big part of our lives and our hearts and we are not able to replace or fill that emptyness that our love ones have taken with them when they left this world. but i hope that maybe we all can come together and allow each other to come into each others lives since i know that we all share the same pain. when my father passed in that metrolink 2008 crash my life has not been the same and its been very difficult, my father left behind his wife and 5 children and so many grand children, and we all miss and love him so much but talkin about him with my family and remembering all the good times we had with him helps us with our pain of losing him. so i just would like to let you all know i am here if you need to talk or just someone to listen to you. my email is chaomey82@gmail.com my hearts and prayers go out to you. Wed, 01 Oct 2008 09:40:51 -0700 Pat Falconer on September 25, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3314 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3314 To my dearest brother Al, my Lil' Bro: This has been the second of two distressing weeks since your tragic passing. With your Birthday on the 22nd and our dear Mom's Birthday on the 24th, it was a difficult time, missing you both. Our wonderful brother, Warren, has been having a difficult time with your loss, as well. My children, Robin and Scott, and Warren's kids, Kathy, Mike and Kelly were your nieces and nephews and you were their uncle, their Uncle Buck. You will be deeply missed by all. From the Brooks and Dunn song "That ain't no way to go"... "Train whistle blowin' down the track..lonesome sound..says your not comin' back." Peace be with you as you rest in the arms of our Lord. I miss you, I'll love you forever and you'll always be in my heart. Until we meet again... Your loving sister, Pat Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:53:25 -0700 Jeff Buckley on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3230 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3230 Happy 60th Birthday Dad. I know it would have been the best. May you finally get the rest you need!-Jeff, Angela, Chris, Marcus, Ryan and your little princess Sam! We all love you! Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:27:08 -0700 Diane Adair on September 22, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3221 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3221 Happy 60th Birthday Dad! We miss you so much! Love, Doozers, Danny and Landen ( LA ) Mon, 22 Sep 2008 05:54:53 -0700 Jeri Cunningham on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3160 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3160 I too have very fond memories of riding the Metrolink with Buck from 1992 until I moved away in 1995. I recall that we usually made a bigger deal when Buck joined us than we did with most others, and we'd all gather at the window and wave and yell to him when he got off in Simi Valley!He was a lot of fun and will be missed. I am so sorry. Sun, 21 Sep 2008 04:02:33 -0700 Jeff Buckley on September 21, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3140 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3140 I love you Dad! Sun, 21 Sep 2008 10:15:46 -0700 Tracy Singer/ Ordas on September 20, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3124 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3124 So very sorry for your loss . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Can't stop thinking of you. I know your husband will be a great friend during this time because he knows what you are going through! Love you guys Sat, 20 Sep 2008 10:33:11 -0700 Mary Black on September 20, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3092 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3092 I am so very sorry to learn of Buck's passing and your huge loss, Tish...I have many fond memories of him and you at BHS. Please know that my prayers are with you and Buck and your family. Sat, 20 Sep 2008 12:23:15 -0700 anonymous on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3068 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3068 And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 10:51:48 -0700 Dan and Lorna Henley on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3057 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3057 Our son grew up knowing the Buckley family through T-ball and their daughter Diane. We did not know Buck all that well but see that his kind, generous and caring spirit lives on through his loved ones. We are so saddened at your loss of this wonderful husband, father, grandfather, relative and friend. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. It is a blessing to read how many lives Buck touched with his. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 08:13:36 -0700 Mike & Jamie Brown on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3048 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c3048 Did not really know Buck, but our thoughts and prayers go out to the Buckley Family during this difficult time. Fri, 19 Sep 2008 06:18:57 -0700 Mey Chao on September 19, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2968 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2968 i know exactly how you feel, my father had passed in that accident, i will pray for him and the whole family. HUGS Fri, 19 Sep 2008 09:27:31 -0700 Harvey and Ethan Allen on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2878 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2878 WHITE EAGLES FOREVER God Bless the Buckley family. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:04:50 -0700 Anthony Amarante on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2792 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2792 If Alan Buckley was half as nice a guy at 59 that he was at 19 he was he truely was a good man. When my sister called to say she heard he had been killed in the crash I went out to the garage and opend my old Lufkin tool box, took out Buck's old Army hat that he gave me when he got out of the National Guard; and remembered what a kind and gentle guy he was. I also remembered all the the times he helped me fix my car - and what a great train set they had in their garage, along with an old V8 Ford. Truely a generous and kind man. God bless his family. Thu, 18 Sep 2008 09:53:16 -0700 Ed Haywood on September 18, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2772 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2772 "The Buckster" and I ran together @ Burbank High-school, Drag racing , hanging out @ BOB's , and cutting school together. I went to Prom with him and Tish. He was the only one to have a real "steady girl" and that relationship lasted him all his life. A outstanding friend. We got hooked up again via the internet a few years ago and sent a fair amount of time cutting and joking about politics from the left and right . Very funny guy. I really regret not getting out to reconnect in person. Rest in Peace , my brother . Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:24:36 -0700 Claudia on September 17, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2591 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2591 This is what heroes do, love their families and take care of every one around them. Mr. Buckley, it sounds to me that you were a hero! God bless your family with much love and peace. My prayers are with you. Wed, 17 Sep 2008 10:26:08 -0700 Paul & Mary Adair on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2424 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2424 To Tish,Jeff,and Diane our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to your family on the loss of Buck. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Were here if you need anything at all, please dont hesitate to ask us. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 07:35:13 -0700 Dana on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2374 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2374 God Bless you Buck Tue, 16 Sep 2008 05:27:19 -0700 Lindsay Henley on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2332 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2332 I did not know Buck very well, but my husband did. Buck coached his T-ball team when him and Diane were young. Diane would always speak of how giving and generous her father was. He took wonderfull care of his family. He will be missed. To the family, We love you all and are here for you. With much love, The Henley Family Tue, 16 Sep 2008 03:50:38 -0700 Hilda Vilches on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2281 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2281 My condolences to the buckley Family. I didn't know alan but i knew his son Jeff buckley. My prayers for the family. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:36:41 -0700 Wayne Dickinson on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2279 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2279 I did not know Buck at all before I started to read these posts, it is very clear he left a mark on everyone's life that he met, and a person to be admired. The Dickinson family Tue, 16 Sep 2008 01:34:01 -0700 Geoff Bunch on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2263 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2263 Buck was one of a kind. Tough on the outside but soft on the inside. He would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it more than him. I remember spending many days at the Buckley's and Buck always made us laugh. He helped me work on my car and always gave me a hard time for the music I listened to. He never missed our basketball games, and he always wanted us to hang out at the house before games. He was a great man and will be deeply missed. I am so sorry for Tish, Jeff, Diane, and the rest of the family. Please let me know if there is anything you guys need. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 12:21:43 -0700 Lisa DeStefano-Fox on September 16, 2008 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2251 http://projects.latimes.com/metrolink-crash/name/alan-buckley/#c2251 Although I have not seen Buck in many years. I did have the priveledge of spending the majority of my childhood with the Buckley family. Diane and I were Best Friends growing up and Tish and Buck always treated me like family. Buck was a wonderful and caring man, I will never forget him. My heart goes out to all of the family. My thoughts and Love are with all of you at this difficult time. Tue, 16 Sep 2008 11:45:51 -0700