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David Robert Buchanan

1942 - 2014 MANAHAWKIN NJ David Robert Buchanan, age 72, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 17, in Long Branch, N.J. He was surrounded by his three proud, loving children and their spouses. Born in Bennington, Vt. on June 9, 1942 to John D. and Merriam "Silver Fox" Buchanan. He was a stand-out student athlete at Bennington Catholic High School and Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. David enjoyed a successful career as an outside sales representative which spanned four decades. He was an avid golfer, a 50 year member of the Elk's Club, an enthusiast of political sparring, and an impassioned fan of the Red Sox, Celtics and New York Giants, but there was nothing more that David loved than his family. David and Joyce raised three children in Long Valley, N.J. His loyalty and devotion to friendship was often at the forefront of many conversations and anecdotes of times gone by. He is survived by his son, Greg and his spouse, Elizabeth; his daughter, Mindy and her spouse, Brian O'Donnell, and his son, Kenny and his spouse, Caitlin. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Alyssa, Matt, Erin, Joe, Brielle, and Paige. Survivors also include his sister, Nancy Martin, and her husband, Allen Martin; and brother-in-law, Bernie Bellemare, and sister-in-law, Doris Buchanan Vail; nieces and nephews, Susan Bellemare, Scott Buchanan, Karen Small, Lynn Lawler, John Buchanan, Steve Bellemare, Amy Squires; and many lifelong friends. He is predeceased by his parents, sister, Janet "Blue-bird" Bellemare, Donald "cha-cha" Buchanan; niece, Katherine Martin; nephew, Peter Martin; and niece, Laurie Buchanan. "Onward and upward" Dad. FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Beach Haven, N.J. on January 17 followed by a celebration reception.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 19, 2014
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