PHOENIX: (602) 906-9600 | PEORIA: (623) 486-1955

Date of Birth: March 27, 1949

Date of Death: February 01, 2021

Paul Buckman, 71, passed away peacefully after a brief illness on February 1, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was born in Iowa City, Iowa to Charles and Virginia Buckman. Paul married the love of his life, Gwyn “Susie” in October 1969. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage filled with love and adventure. Paul grew up in Phoenix; and upon graduation, following in his father’s footsteps, he started his career as an auto mechanic. He quickly realized he wanted to be his own boss, so he established Paul’s Arizona Auto Service. He has been very successful for 50 years of business, and has many lifelong friendships with customers/friends. Most of all, Paul enjoyed spending time with his family attending all of his grandkids’ sporting events. He was their greatest fan! Paul also enjoyed attending all things automotive—classic car shows/cruises, racing and car museums. He was always there to support the cause. Paul loved and positively impacted all people in his life. Paul is survived by his loving wife Gwyn “Susie”, his son Mike (Nicole), his daughter Kelly (Brian Koch), and his grandchildren (Cindera, Skyler and Brennyn).

Service Information

We will be celebrating Paul with a drive-by memorial on February 27th at 2:00pm. The drive-by will start at 6660 W. Cactus Road, Glendale, AZ 85304 and continue to 6503 W. Bloomfield Road.


In lieu of flowers, you're welcome to bring any teddy bear/stuffed animal that will be donated for kids in need in Paul's name.