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In Tribute of Kristy Buckley

Created by Liesje Gantert

Kristy Buckley

Help us honor our loved one while making a difference in myeloma research.

Kristy Westbrook Buckley, 70, of Bucks County, PA passed away on June 2, 2020 at Doylestown Hospital due to complications from Multiple Myeloma cancer. She was born to the late Dale and Doris Westbrook, March 6, 1950, in Williamsport, PA. Kristy graduated from Pennsbury High School in 1968 and received a nursing degree from Mercer School of Nursing in 1971.

Kristy was married to Ron Buckley in May 1971, and they lived together in a small apartment in Croydon for 2 years, then Fairless Hills for 3 years before relocating to Warrington. She is survived by her loving husband, Ron, and her three children and their spouses: Shawna and Chris Curran of Yardley, PA (grandkids Morgan and Quin); Liesje and Neal Gantert of Baltimore, MD (grandkids Caitlyn and Paige); and Adam and Colleen Buckley of Bedminster, PA (grandkid Keeley).

Kristy was a loving wife, mother, and TeTe. She was a homebody who loved to plan and host parties for every occasion or for no reason but to gather with loved ones and family. Kristy also loved to travel and enjoyed researching and planning trips for her and Ron and excursions with the grandkids. Each summer, Ron and Kristy took the grandkids, two at a time, for a road trip. They visited lots of fun places with the grands from Vermont, Cape Cod, Chincoteague, to Myrtle Beach. She always says, “I love you to the moon and back.”

Please consider joining the family to fight multiple myeloma. Together we can make a difference.

About the MMRF:
A pioneer in precision medicine, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) seeks to find a cure for all multiple myeloma patients by relentlessly pursuing innovations that accelerate the development of precision treatments for cancer. Founded in 1998 by Kathy Giusti, a multiple myeloma patient, and her twin sister Karen Andrews as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the MMRF has created the business model around cancer—from data to analytics to the clinic. The MMRF identifies barriers and then finds the solutions to overcome them, bringing in the best partners and aligning incentives in the industry to drive better outcomes for patients. Since its inception, the organization has collected thousands of samples and tissues, opened nearly 100 trials, helped bring 11 FDA-approved therapies to market, and built CoMMpass, the single largest genomic dataset for any cancer. Today, the MMRF is building on its legacy in genomics and is expanding into immune-oncology, as the combination of these two fields will be critical to making precision medicine possible for all patients. The MMRF has raised nearly $500 million and directs nearly 90% of the total funds to research and related programs.

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Guest Book



1. Nan Mauro
Special lady
2. Robert and Kathleen Williamson
3. James and Maryann McCabe
4. Rick And Jan Johnson
Kristy's life was filled with love, care, and nurture for others. She will be dearly missed - but her legacy of encouragement, positivity, support, and dedication to goodness will live on in the hearts, lives, and memories of her family and friends.
5. Susan And David Yates
In memory of a wonderfully kind and courageous lady.
6. Robert Schrader
In memory of Kristy Buckley
7. Susanne Smith
Given in memory of Kristy who fought the good fight. You will truly be missed. RIP my dear friend.
8. Anonymous
We know how much you will miss her. We are also heartbroken. She was an amazing woman. She unselfishly gave so much of her self to help so many. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a couple stay as close as Kristy and Ron. They are truly soul mates. Love and prayers to all.
9. Bill And Sara Gretton
We were so sorry to hear about Kristy's struggles and passing. She was so pleasant and positive, and always made those around her feel welcomed into her world. She will be missed by all who knew her and know that our prayers are with her family during this time.
10. Bob And Jane Groben
Ron and family, our heartfelt sympathy to you at this time. We wish you peace and comfort. Christie was a true gem and we will all miss her.
11. Jen And Seth Epstein
RIP Aunt Kris you will be terribly missed❤️
12. Rachel McCullin
You will be missed. Love to all. 💕
13. Terri Yeager

For a Tribute page created prior to January 2017, 
please contact Amy Crawford 652-0221. 
Thank you for your support.


For donations please mail to: 
P.O. Box 414238 
Boston, MA 02241-4238

MMRF Offices: 
383 Main Ave., 5th Floor 
Norwalk, CT 06851

The MMRF is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. 
Tax ID:06-1504413 
Your contribution is tax deductible.