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It is with great sadness that the Industrial Supply Association announces the sudden death of John Buckley at the
age of 66 on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, of an apparent heart attack. John served as Executive Vice President
of ISA since July 2004. Known for his energy, passion,
knowledge of the industry, and team building skill, John
will be sorely missed.
John began his career in the wholesale distribution
industry 30 years ago. Starting out in the member services
side of the association management business, he held a
variety of positions working on retention and recruitment through
research and economic reporting. He spent 25 years with the National Paper Trade Association and was one of the founders of the
Paper and Plastics Education Research Foundation. John served on
the Board of Directors of NAW, the Distribution Research and Education Foundation, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee
of 100. John was ISA’s chief staff executive and he also served on
the ISA Education Foundation Board of Trustees and the Advisory
ISA Announces The Passing Of EVP John Buckley
Board for the Industrial Careers Pathways.
John is survived by his wife of 42 years, Barbara Curley
Buckley, and his most beloved daughter Alana. To leave
a message for the family please go to http://johnbuckley-commemoration.wordpress.com.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the
Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer, P.O.
Box 1007, Manhasset, NY 11030. Please specify that your
gift should be used for the Coalition’s Outreach Program
in John’s name.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire family and espe-
cially to Barbara. Condolences can be sent to:
Mrs. Barbara Buckley
39-27 Douglaston Parkway
Douglaston, NY 11363