Former retailer, consultant Daniel Buckman is laid to rest
DANIEL BERYL BUCKMAN, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on March 27, 2021, only two days after celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary.
A native New Orleanian, Buckman attended A.H. Wilson Grammar School, Isidore Newman High School and Tulane University. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty, having been recalled for the Korean conflict.
In his early career he was co-owner of Wright Tailors and later owned and operated Danny’s Men and Boy’s wear at Lakeside Shopping Center. After the firm merged with The Wiener Corporation, he became a board member, a vice president and a general merchandising manager for The Wiener Corp. The firm operated chain stores: Shoe Town, Shoe Lodge, The Ranch and Danny’s Mens Wear.
Buckman was also a member of the board of directors of First Financial Bank, formerly First Homestead and subsequently was elected to president and chairman of the board. For many years he was a business consultant to many privately owned businesses. He became a member of the board of directors of Crescent Bank and Trust for over 30 years and functioned as the chairman of their Audit Committee.
As a volunteer consultant, Buckman performed many assignments in Eastern Europe assisting businesses in countries emerging from Communism i.e. the Czech republic, Poland and Russia, for the Citizens Democracy Corps and the International Service Corps. He also served as a member of the board of Touro Synagogue.
Outside of his professional life, he enjoyed the hobbies of sailing, tennis and engaged in vigorous exercise. He was an adventurer, who enjoyed traveling with his wife and other family members. They enjoyed many trips abroad and especially their moves to both coasts of Florida.
Along with his widow, Audrey Langer Buckman, he is survived by daughters Pamela and Sandra Buckman, four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Jane Buckman Danny.
Private graveside services for immediate family were held Monday, March 29, 2021, at Hebrew Rest Cemetery. Memorial donations are appreciated to the charity of your choice.
Lake Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery was in charge of arrangements. To view and sign the family guestbook, please visit www.lakelawnmetairie.com.