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Died suddenly at home in Davidson, NC, Thursday April 27, 2017. He was 77 years old. He was predeceased by his father Burton F. Buchan Sr.; mother Norma (nee Luebke) Buchan and brother Ronald L. Buchan. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Marilynn (aka Kelly or Lynn) Connor Buchan; his aunt Trudy L. Cox of Charlotte, NC; brother Richard M. Buchan of Charlotte, NC; sister Christi B. Kurtz and husband, Steve, of Chapel Hill, NC; along with 10 nephews and nieces. After graduating from Myers Park High School in Charlotte, class of 1957, Mr. Buchan earned an electrical engineering degree from Valparaiso University class of 1961. He earned a JD from Duke University School of Law, 1964. He was a member of the Washington, DC and North Carolina Bar Associations. For over 40 years he served the Government as a patent attorney, first for the Navy and then the Department of Justice. In 2006, Fred and Lynn retired to Fairfield Harbour in New Bern, North Carolina where they were members of St. Andrew Lutheran Church. When not playing golf at Harbour Point Golf Club and Taberna Country Club, he enjoyed the creativity of the performing arts. He and Lynn both served on the Craven Community College Foreign Film Series Committee. He enjoyed a variety of music including classical, opera, and jazz. A voracious reader, he also attended the theater, the Charlotte Symphony, and lectures on current events. After many visits to family and friends in their hometown of Charlotte, the Buchans relocated to The Pines at Davidson, North Carolina in 2015.
Fred Buchan will be remembered at a memorial service on Saturday, June 3, 2017, 11 a.m., at St Patrick's Episcopal Church, 164 Fairview Road, Mooresville, NC 28117. A reception will follow at The Pines at Davidson, 400 Avinger Lane, Davidson, NC 28036. The family is being served by Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home of Huntersville. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, 128 So Trade St. #350, Charlotte, NC 28202 or the Pamlico Musical Society, PO Box 805, Oriental, NC 28571.

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Published in The Washington Post on May 4, 2017