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Andrew Buchanan of Radnor PA, passed away at his home on Tuesday June 25 after a long illness. Andrew was 89 and is survived by his wife of 49 years, Eleanor Buchanan (nee Janton), a sister, Betty Williams of Pittsburgh, his two children, Heather Buchanan (son-in-law George Rodman), and Ian Buchanan (daughter-in-law Wendi Buchanan), and three grandchildren, Francesca and Garrick Rodman, and Sarah Buchanan. Born on May 24, 1924, Andrew was the eldest son of Joseph and Betty Buchanan of Wayne. Andrew's younger brother, Ramsay Buchanan, passed away last year. Andrew was a graduate of Radnor High School, class of 1942, and was drafted into World War II in 1943. As a Motor Messenger for General Bradley's army, he served with the 30th Signal Operations Battalion attached to the 12th Army Group. Upon his discharge in 1945, he attended Penn State University on the G.I.Bill, graduating in 1950 with a degree in Animal Husbandry. Co-owner of a small business with his wife Eleanor, Andrew had a great love of his fellow man and supported a wide range of local causes in his community. He was an active supporter of the Paoli1 Boy Scout Troop, having earned his Eagle Scout badge in 1938. He had played football for Radnor High School and actively supported his team, participating in the "Radnor Has Beens" celebrations annually. A member of The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia from 1965, Andrew served as an elder for many years. Memorial services will be held at The First Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia on Friday, July 19th at 1PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

Published in Main Line Media News on July 3, 2013
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