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.