Joan D. Buchanan

Joan D. Buchanan

AGE: 75 • Brick

Joan D. Buchanan, 75, of Brick, passed away on Monday, June 9, 2014, at her home. Born in Johnstown, PA to Edward and Elizabeth Buchanan. Joan lived in Newark and moved to Brick in 1964. Joan is a graduate of Northwestern University. Early in her career, she was a model and actress; she was the original model on the cover of Chubby Checkers Twist Album. Joan, along with her family owned and operated Buchanan's Beer Distributors in Brick. Joan was very active with the Parish of Epiphany and St. Martha's Church, she played the organ for both parishes for many years. She loved her pets very much, Joan was a wonderful mother and grandmother she will be dearly missed.

Joan is preceded in death by her sister, Patricia in 2010. She is survived by her sons, John Buchanan and his wife Melody of Brick, and Jim Buchanan and his wife Sandy of Rumson; and six grandchildren, Raymond, Sydney, John, Christian, Ryan and Michael.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Colonial Funeral Home, 2170 Highway 88, Brick. The Funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2014 at Epiphany Church, Brick. Entombment will follow at Ocean County Memorial Park, Toms River. Donations may be made in Joan's memory to Make a Wish Foundation, 4742 North 24th St., Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85016. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Funeral Home

Colonial Funeral Homes - Brick
2170 Highway 88 Brick, NJ 08724
(732) 899-9090

Published in Asbury Park Press on June 11, 2014