Jerry Buis passed away at his home in Snyder Indian on July 8, 2023. Jerry was one of the four original camping club kids that founded the Ticonderoga Sports Club that evolved into Live Free USA. Jerry was an officer in Live Free for decades, and was a first aid instructor and headed the Survival Medics group through the 80’s and 90’s. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Jerry also worked as a Red Cross volunteer and worked at disasters throughout the United States. He shared many campfires and adventures with Live Free members throughout the years and was a key factor in developing Camp Independence in the late 1960’s. He will be sorely missed by us all. He is survived by his wife Pat and daughter Patricia who are also active with Live Free.
Note: This is the second founder to pass away in the past twelve months, and the sixth core group member lost within the past three years