Robert William Buckles Jr., former owner and president of Buckles-Smith Electric Co., San Jose, Calif., passed away July 5 at age 81 after a short illness. With more than 35 years with Buckles-Smith, Buckles was well-known throughout the electrical industry. His wife, Dottie, proceeded him in death in 1996. He is survived by three daughters, Kit, Carol, and Gayle; his son, Dan; and 12 grandchildren. Donations may be made to Episcopal Relief and Development Box 12043, Newark, NJ 07101.