John E. Buckingham, 76, of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away on Nov. 14 , 2012, at Ellis Hospital. He was born July 29, 1936, in Gloversville, N.Y., the son of Edwin and Clara Gordon Buckingham. He graduated from high school and was a graduate of the New York State Police Academy. He was first employed by the New York State Police, from 1962 until 1987 and then worked for Akal Security in Phoenix, Ariz. from 1991 until his retirement in 2007. Mr. Buckingham served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the New York State Police B.A. and the N.R.A. Mr. Buckingham is survived by his wife, the former Dixie Loveless; and a sister, Linda Lea Tuttle of Florence, Ariz. A graveside service will be held at a time to be announced by the Ehle Funeral Home. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady, N.Y.