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Eleanor Johnson Buchanan

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Eleanor Johnson Buchanan of Newtown Square Eleanor Johnson Buchanan, 88, of Newtown Square and Malvern, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Paoli Memorial Hospital, in the presence of her children and loved ones. She was the wife of the late John A. Buchanan, who died in 2011. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Eleanor was the daughter of the late Laurence Ayres Johnson and Hermione Cartner Johnson. She graduated from Stevens Junior College in Columbia, Mo. and the University of Michigan. In 1947 Eleanor married John A. 'Jack' Buchanan who was class of 1948, University of Syracuse College of Forestry. Eleanor and Jack were also residents of Poughkeepsie, Salt Point, and Delmar, N.Y., and Randolph, Mass. The two enjoyed Elder Hostel trips, including trips to Florida and British Columbia. Eleanor was an active leader in Brownies, Girl Scouts, and 4-H Girls groups. Her interests included local history. She was a member of the DAR and Colonial Dames of the 17th Century. Eleanor is survived by her children, Robin Jean Buchanan, John Scott Buchanan, and Lois Buchanan Shank; and by her sisters, Lois Wangerman of Syracuse, N.Y. and Marilyn Giancola of Syracuse, and Boca Raton, Fla. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 3rd at White Horse Village, 535 Gradyville Road, Newtown Square, PA 19073, (610)-558-5000. Internment will take place in the future at the Butler-Savannah Cemetery in Savannah, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Neighborhood Hospice, 795 E Marshall St., Ste. 204, West Chester, PA 19380. Online condolences may be made by visiting www.foundsfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Daily Local on July 31, 2013
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