Alden B. “Bucky” Summers, 62, June 14, 2001

Sports editor at the Daily News and assistant sports editor at the Star, died in Houston. He was 62. A newspaperman for more than 40 years, Bucky also worked at the Frederick News-Post and the Houston Chronicle.

He worked 20 years at the Houston Chronicle and helped reshape the sports department. He first started there in 1981 and worked on special projects and the Sunday and afternoon sections from 1986-92 when he assumed responsibility for the weekly outdoors section, which he oversaw until becoming ill in 1998.


Reply by Russ White on July 5, 2008 - Whenever I observe a magnificent sunset or rainbow, I wonder if the Good Lord called on Alden "Bucky" Summers to give him a hand with the layout. Bucky was one of the unsung heroes of the Star's sports staff. He created many of the marvelous layouts for the sports sections in the New Look Star of the 1970's. Whenever I did a takeout piece in sports, Bucky's the one who asked if he could design the first sports page. His work was unique. Nice fellow, too.

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