Richard Donald Buchanan Sr.


Richard Donald Buchanan, Sr., born January 13, 1931 in Coatesville, PA, died September 23 in Crozet. He was the son of Ashton Talbot Buchanan, Sr. and Edith Florence Buchanan (née Reel), and brother of Ashton Talbot Buchanan, Jr. 

Richard (Dick) lived a life of great faith, love, and joy and was devoted to his wife and family. His belief and trust in God was humbly present throughout his life’s journey. Early on, Dick developed a love of airplanes and as a corporate pilot he made flying his career. 

Dick was preceded in death by his wife Lucy Jane Buchanan (nee Brown), two sons, Richard Donald Buchanan, Jr. and James Warren Buchanan, and his daughter, Melanie Buchanan Mohan. He is survived by daughter Cindy Buchanan Whiton (Bruce) and children, Joseph Buchanan Whiton (Kim), Katherine Keebler Zemaitis (Thomas), and by daughter Carol Buchanan Morano (Thomas) and children, Olivia Hartman Morano and Gillian Buchanan Morano, and by son-in-law, John and children, Helen Clara Mohan and Lidia Ruth Mohan. 

A service and celebration of his life will be held Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m. at Crozet United Methodist Church in Crozet. 

In lieu of flowers you may give a memorial contribution to Heartland/Premedica in Charlottesville, 2410 Old Ivy Road, 3rd Floor Suite D, Charlottesville, VA 22903.


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