Geraldine "Gerry" Buchanan

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Geraldine "Gerry" Buchanan, 68, of Westminster, died Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at the Carroll Hospital Center in Westminster.

Born June 29, 1944, in Massachusetts, she was the daughter of the late Russell Tillson and Ruth Compston.

She was the secretary at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church in Pikesville. She was an active member of the church for more than 40 years and was co-founder of the Interim Housing in Pikesville.

Surviving are sisters Marie and Eleanore Compston; brothers Michael Compston, Robert and Russell Tillson, of Massachusetts; daughters, Christine Buchanan, of Elgin, Ill.; Kimberly Leaf, of Manchester; Jacqueline Susserman, of Westminster; and Geraldine Kelly, of Westminster; grandchildren Jessica, Jordan and Scott Buchanan; Meagan and Robert Leaf; Christopher, Brenden and David Susserman; and Michael Kelly Jr.; and great-grandchildren Ayden and Vivian Buchanan.

She was predeceased by brother Billy Compston.

The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. Wednesday until a 5 p.m. Mass of Christian burial at St. Charles Borromeo Roman Catholic Church, 101 Church Lane, Pikesville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to , 1393 Progress Way, Suite 908, Eldersburg, MD 21784; or the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 200 E Joppa Road, Suite 105, Towson, MD 21286.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 19, 2012
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