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Obit – Teresa Ann Buckoski

GLENN DALE, Md. — Teresa Ann (Urman) Buckoski, 64, beloved wife of Brian S. Buckoski, passed away on July 15, 2015, at Georgetown Hospital, Washington, D.C.

She was born August 27, 1950, in Washington, D.C. Teresa was a graduate of Crossland High School, Camp Springs, MD (1968) and Alliance College, Cambridge Springs, PA (1972).

Teresa retired from U.S. Federal service after 38 years in 2010. In 1979, she was promoted as the first female supervisor of personnel investigations in the history of the OPM investigations division. She was active in the Polish National Alliance, holding National and Local offices. Additionally, she was a lifetime advocate of Polish causes and events in the greater National Capital region. For example, she supported the (now) Saint John Paul II National Shrine.

She loved animals (pets), cherished gardening, enjoyed her cruises with a work hard/play well philosophy, travelled to her parents’ homelands of Poland and Lithuania, helped her Dad repatriate his property there, enjoyed fine dining, loved to cook and entertain friends and family, and took pride in her yard work and landscaping.

Survivors include her husband of 36 years, Brian S. Buckoski (Lt. Col. USA Ret.), of Glenn Dale, and native of Middleville; two brothers in Virginia; a sister in Florida; many loving cousins; and five nieces and nephews. Additionally, her friends number in the hundreds.

A graveside service was held at Calvary Cemetery, Herkimer, on Wednesday, July 22nd, at 10:30 a.m.

A Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on July 20th at the Polish parish, Our Lady, Queen of Poland, and St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic Church, 9700 Rosensteel Avenue, Forest Glenn, MD, with visitation on July 19th at the Beall Funeral Home in Bowie, MD.

Local arrangements were entrusted to the Autenrith Funeral Home, Newport.

Online tributes at www.autenrithfuneral.com