Gregory Allen Buchanan

June 7, 1956May 20, 2014
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GREGORY ALLEN BUCHANAN, 57, of Sparta, NJ passed away on May 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Greg was born in Staten Island and lived in Hampton Township before moving to Sparta in the fall of 2013. Greg was a proud member of the Army National Guard and was an insurance training director for Franklin Mutual Insurance Co, (FMI) in Branchville for 26 years. He had many hobbies including model trains, fish breeding, and collecting and repairing pocket watches. Greg was a loving father, husband, and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife Robin (Read) Buchanan; devoted father of Kelly and Daniel Buchanan; loving brother of Kathryn Viti, Barbara Buchanan, Elaine Buchanan Burguss and David Buchanan. He is also survived by nieces and nephews and a great niece and great nephew. Friends may call 12-2pm and 5-7pm Friday, May 23, 2014 at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral service will be held at 7pm Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in his memory to: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation, Advance Heart Disease/Transplant Center, 201 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ 07112.


  • VISITATION: Friday, May 23, 2014
  • VISITATION: Friday, May 23, 2014
  • FUNERAL SERVICE: Friday, May 23, 2014

Gregory Allen Buchanan

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Jacqueline Gayle-Dinnall

June 8, 2014

Hi Robin, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

Beth Bischoff-Zellers

June 8, 2014

So Sorry to hear about this. Just heard.

Sally Scott

May 28, 2014

Hi Robin: My condolences are with you and your family. I am so sorry.
Sally Link Scott

Joni Torppey

May 23, 2014

When one thinks of Greg Buchanan one can't help but smile. I can not recall a time seeing Greg when he wasn't smiling. Each of us have special memories of Greg. My family was blessed to have shared Greg's love and pride while watching his beautiful daughter Kelly dancing in the Branchville Dance Center recitals . Our daughters danced together for many years and we all became friends. Greg's love for his family was enormous. He beamed with pride when speaking of his children Dan and Kelly. His love for Robin always apparent in his eyes
This is a huge loss for anyone who's life was touched by just knowing Greg. Robin, Dan and Kelly, While our hearts are heavy at this time of sadness , our memories of Greg are full of laughter and smiles He will be greatly missed. Our love to you all,
Lance and Joni Torppey and Family

Marsha Sheriff

May 22, 2014

I am so sorry that the world has lost just a beautiful man. I have known Greg for 25 years through our work together in the insurance industry...always teased him about being the voice of FMI!! Such a wonderful radio voice!! So much beyond that, he was just a genuine, caring man and I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with Greg and his family having lost such a wonderful man way too early.

Debra Roman

May 22, 2014

Dear Robin, Kelly and Dan, My most sincere sympathies are with you. I have fond memories of years full of laughter while I worked with Greg. May your wonderful memories sustain you in your time of loss.

Anetta Carnemolla

May 22, 2014

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. Anetta Carnemolla

Ken Weinrich

May 22, 2014

Please accept my deep and sincere condolences to you and your family.

May 21, 2014

Robin and family,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. Greg was one of the nicest men I have ever known. May he rest in peace.
Debbie Bischoff

May 21, 2014

Robin I am so sad to hear about Greg's passing. My thoughts are with you and your family.If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.