Howard E. Buchanan Sr., 80, of Lecanto, Fla., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. He was born July 2, 1932, in Wellsburg, W.Va., the son of the late Walker and Elizabeth Buchanan. Howard was a Korean War Marine Veteran and a member of the 25 year Club of Weirton Steel.
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He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia Graziani Buchanan; his daughter, June McCarty; his sister, Annabelle Serafine; and brother, Harley Buchanan. Surviving are his wife, Jeanine; his children, Bonnie (John) Torino of Belleview, Jess (Danette) Buchanan of Follansbee, W.Va., and Howard (Lorraine) Buchanan Jr. of Tampa; his grandchildren, Jeremy and Tyler Buchanan, Jason and Jenna McCarty, Jessica and Nicholas Torino and Blake Buchanan; his sisters, Maxine Diserio and Ruth Doyle.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilder Funeral Home in Homosassa. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at Fountains Memorial Park Mausoleum, Homosassa, www.wilderfuneral.com.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Feb. 19, 2013