SPARTA - Gregory Allen Buchanan, 57, of Sparta, passed away Tuesday, May 20, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Greg was born in Staten Island and lived in Hampton Township before moving to Sparta in the fall of 2013. Greg was a proud member of the Army National Guard and was an insurance training director for Franklin Mutual Insurance Co., (FMI) in Branchville for 26 years. He had many hobbies including model trains, fish breeding, and collecting and repairing pocket watches. Greg was a loving father, husband and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife, Robin (Read) Buchanan; devoted father of Kelly and Daniel Buchanan; and loving brother of Kathryn Viti, Barbara Buchanan, Elaine Buchanan Burguss and David Buchanan. He also is survived by nieces and nephews and a great-niece and great-nephew. Friends may call noon to 2 and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 23, at Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta. A funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his memory to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Foundation, Advance Heart Disease/Transplant Center, 201 Lyons Ave., Newark, NJ 07112.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on May 21, 2014