Dr. Jerry Buccafusco dies

Dr. Jerry Buccafusco

Dr. Jerry Buccafusco, Regents professor and director of the Alzheimer's Center at Medical College of Georgia, died early this morning at his Evans home.

Buccafusco, who was also the husband of Columbia County school board Chairwoman Regina Buccafusco, was diagnosed with advanced-stage liver and lung cancer less than two weeks ago. He died about 4:30 a.m. surrounded by his family, Mrs. Buccafusco said.

Visitation will be Monday evening at Platt's Funeral Home in Evans, with the funeral Tuesday at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church, Mrs. Buccafusco said.





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