OBITUARY

William E Buchanan

August 6, 1925November 13, 2012

William E. Buchanan, of Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, PA, died comfortably at home with his family on November 13 from complications of cancer. He was in his 88th year. Born in Ocean City, NJ, on August 6, 1925. He served in US Army Air Forces during WWII. Bill graduated from Iowa State University. He was a 50-year resident of Stamford, CT where he retired as the Controller for the City of Stamford, CT in 1990. Bill enjoyed camping and traveled extensively with his family, visiting all 50 states and many foreign countries. Bill’s proudest achievement was raising his four daughters, inspiring them with confidence and a life-long you-can-do anything attitude. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Regina V. Buchanan and his four daughters, Jeaneen Buchanan of Shelton, CT, Cheryl Rogers of Vineyard Haven, MA, Deborah Blakeslee of Lewisberry, PA, and Elizabeth Pendergist of Dillsburg, PA and their husbands. He is also survived by one brother, Albert Buchanan of Arizona, and 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 AM, at Messiah Village Chapel, Mechanicsburg, PA, with Deacon David Hall officiating. We will always remember his warm smile and hairy dog stories. He will be missed! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central PA or St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 24, 2012
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John Regan

November 21, 2012

My condolences to the Buchanan family. I knew Bill through the Roasters Club. He was not a watcher in life, he was a doer, always quick to offer his help. His efforts were essential to our success, and his sense of humor invaluable. May he rest in peace.

John Roman

November 21, 2012

Beth and family,
A sad loss,one felt by many who shared Bill with all of you. It was always a pleasure dealing with him, both as a reporter and an official, and as a friend at the Ponus Y.C.

Donna Zvon Docimo

November 20, 2012

Dear Buchanan Family,

I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Buchanan's paasing. I have many fond memories of him and all your family from growing up on Idlewood Drive. God bless you during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

November 20, 2012

The Brothers of Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. will keep our beloved Brothers Family and Friends in our thoughts and prayers.

Domenic Corbo
Secretary Union No. 5

November 20, 2012

I was sorry to hear of Mr. Buchanan's passing. May you find comfort in your memories.
Julie (Comen) Rakowitz

ronald a. sabia

November 19, 2012

Jean & family . Sorry for your loss.Bill was the one who sponsored me as member of the ROASTERS and I'll never forget it.We worked on committee together and had lots of fun. Also knew him from the banking world. He will be greatly missed.

Alan Shaw

November 19, 2012

To all the Buchanan family, I am sorry for your loss. I remember Bill from my early days as an Acolyte at Church of the Good Shepard and Church of the Advent. Bill was a great help to me when I started working for the city almost 24 years ago. Although I had not seen him in several years I join you in missing him.

Mike Jachimczyk

November 19, 2012

I knew Bill from Ivanhoe Lodge. He was a great guy and a real gentleman. My condolences to his family.

November 19, 2012

Jean and family so sorry to hear this. My prayers are with you. Love you, Elsie

The Rev. Mark Kirkland

November 19, 2012

I worked for Bill in the Controllers Office at the City of Stamford, he was a true gentleman. He also introduced me to Continuing Anglicanism, when I had become disgruntled with United Methodism. It is because of him, that I am an orthodox christian, and a permanent deacon. My sympathies go out to his wife and children. May he rest in peace. Amen.