William Buchanan

Buchanan, William E.
William E. Buchanan, of Messiah Village, Mechanicsburg, PA, died comfortably at home with his family on November 13 from complications of cancer. He was in his 88th year. Born in Ocean City, NJ, on August 6, 1925, Bill was the son of the Sarah and Ernest Buchanan. He served in US Army Air Forces during WWII. Bill graduated from Iowa State University in Ames, IA. He was a 50-year resident of Stamford, CT where he worked at Sherwood, Mills and Smith and retired as the Controller for the City of Stamford, CT in 1990. Bill was active in Stamford city politics, serving on the Board of Representatives and the CERF Board. He was also involved in St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Stamford, The Church of the Advent, Ryebrook, NY, the Roasters, the American Management Assoc., the Free Masons, and the Boys Scouts. Bill enjoyed camping and traveled extensively with his family, visiting all 50 states and many foreign countries. He frequently provided wise advice and counsel and expert writing skills to wordsmith letters and papers. He loved poetry and read frequently to his children and grandchildren.
Bill's proudest achievement was raising his four daughters, inspiring them with confidence and a life-long you-can-do anything attitude. Bill is survived by his wife of 60 years, Regina Ventre Buchanan and his four daughters, Jeaneen Buchanan and her husband, Joseph Hoefflinger of Shelton, CT, Cheryl Rogers and her husband, Marc Rogers of Vineyard Haven, MA, Deborah Blakeslee and her husband, Dana Blakeslee of Lewisberry, PA, and Elizabeth Pendergist and her husband, Douglas Pendergist of Dillsburg, PA. He is also survived by one brother, Albert Buchanan of Arizona, and 15 loving grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Milton Buchanan and two sisters, Elizabeth Holland and Beatrice Moeller. Memorial services will be held Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 AM, at the Messiah Village Chapel, Mechanicsburg, PA, with Deacon David Hall officiating. Bill's life will be celebrated again with friends in Stamford, CT in the Spring of 2013. We will always remember his warm smile and hairy dog stories. He will be missed! In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central PA or St. Jude's Children Hospital.

Published in StamfordAdvocate on Nov. 18, 2012