Frank E. Buchanan Jr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Frank Edward Buchanan, Jr, 87, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013 in Fredericksburg. He was born to the late Dorothy Dix and Frank E. Buchanan Sr. September 21, 1925 in Springfield, Mass. Mr. Buchanan served 24 years in the U.S. Navy and retired from Pratt & Whitney Aircraft after 17 years of service as a field service technical representative. He was a member of Warwick Memorial United Methodist Church, Warwick Masonic Lodge #336, Scottish Rite Newport News Bodies, Khedive Shrine Temple where he participated in the mini Model T unit, and of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 172. Preceded in death by his wife, Jayne E. Buchanan and his grandson, Marvin Andrew Winford; he is survived by his daughter, Brenda Jayne Chmelarsky and her husband, Joe of King George; his sister, Beverly Sandberg of Malden, Mass.; his brother, William H. Buchanan of Cambridge, N.Y.; two grandchildren, Sheely Ann Lester and Stacey Lynn Palivoda, both of King George; and five great grandchildren, Mac Collier, Lee Palivoda, Katelynn Palivoda, Joiella Lester and Andrew Palivoda. The family will receive friends Sunday, Mar. 3, 2013 from 6 to 8 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Denbigh Chapel. A funeral service will be held Monday, Mar. 4, 2013, 12 Noon at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. William G. Davidson, followed by burial with military honors in Peninsula Memorial Park. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Altmeyer Funeral Home-Denbigh Chapel
12893 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23608
(757) 874-4200

Published in Daily Press on Mar. 2, 2013