• Nicholas “Buck” Forgione ‘48

     

                Nicholas “Buck” Forgione was one of the most outstanding athletes during an era of great Lyons High School teams. He played four years of varsity baseball and football, and three years of varsity basketball. While in high school, Buck played on nine league championship teams.

                In football Buck was a powerful runner that could go inside as well as outside. He was the punter and place kicker. He was the team’s leading scorer and a first team All Wayne Finger Lakes League selection.

                 In basketball he was a prolific scorer. His accomplishments included captain of the Wayne Finger Lakes League All Star Team, the league’s leading scorer, selection to the Democrat & Chronicle Class A Sectional All Star Team and he was named to the All-Greater Rochester First Team.

                After high school, Buck continued to excel in sports. He was an outstanding bowler and a former Wayne Hills Country Club Champion. Buck also officiated football for 30 years.

                He served in the Korean War and was awarded the Purple Heart and numerous other medals. He married his high school sweetheart,

    Cecilia Schraffenberger. They raised three daughters and one son.

                Buck has held the position of Lyons Village Justice for the past 23 years. He previously was a member of the Lyons School Board, serving both as president and vice president.