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Jon Reuck Dies at 61

July 18, 2008 – Jon Reuck, also known as Don Buick, died on June 30. He was a real southern California beach boy, surfer, self-taught guitarist, entertainer and child actor on many 1950s TV shows. Jon spent 2 years in the Army. He loved surfing, scuba, sailing, photography, computers, wood work, cooking and the world of art.
As an entertainer, he played on the Carnival Lines ships: The Ecstacy, Fantasy and Sensation. His shipwreck in the Turks and Caicos brought him to our part of the Caribbean. Once here, he performed in all the clubs, mainly as a solo in his signature Hawaiian shirts, specializing in songs from long ago but also with bands such as The Blase Brothers and Nonchalntz. Jon also owned the Christiansted club, The Usual Suspects. More recently, he taught at Good Hope and Country Day and was always seen with Chili and Taco by his side.
The light of his life was his daughter Jordan and his newly born grandson. Having spent 30 years on St. Croix, there are many people he has left behind who will truly miss him.
His daughter and best friend Jordan, grandson Kessler, son-in-law Josh Gaddis, brothers Michael and Grant, Mom and Dad, Barbara O. Healy, Rosemary Gutstadt, Laurie Reuck, and Gus Gutstadt. He is also survived by many, many friends and family too numerous to mention.
He was a fierce friend. He took some of his favorite things when he left us – a Cruzan light rum and orange juice, his black Gibson, and a pair of flip-flops. We'll miss you, "It's Been a Slice!" A memorial service will be held in the coming months to remember the tunes, times and days at the beach.

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