Regarding the passing of baseball legend Wallace "Bucky" Williams ("Played for Pittsburgh Negro League Teams," Nov. 18 news obituary):
I had the privilege to meet "Bucky" this summer as he was in rehab at a skilled nursing facility while I was there for two weeks.
This lovely, quiet, unassuming gentleman greeted me with a smile every morning while doing his rehab in his wheelchair.
I would say to him, "a swing and a miss Bucky" and he would show me the proper way to hold my imaginary baseball bat.
When my two grandsons, who love sports, would come to visit me, I desperately wanted them to meet Bucky, but alas he was never in his room, which was on the same floor. One evening I did see him sitting watching TV with other patients.
I truly feel sorry for his loss, but he was 102 and seemed to have peace on his face the entire time I saw him.
His caregiver took him home to Penn Hills shortly before I left the nursing home.
It was an honor and a privilege to meet Bucky. I will not forget him.
BARBARA G. DEMPSEY