Obituaries: May 9, 2016

Joe Buchanan

Joe Buchanan, 72, of Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at the UPMC Pinnacle Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pennsylvania. Born April 9, 1946, in Beans Creek, he was the son of the late Henry and Mandy Yelton Buchanan. He was the husband of Teresa Rorke Buchanan.

Joe retired as superintendent where he worked for 38 ½ years for the City of Baltimore in watershed management. 

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are children, Amanda Blanchard and husband, Don, Shirl Considine, Frank Forbes Jr. and wife, Holly, Christina Spears and husband, Matthew, and Eric Lee Forbes and wife, Leslie. He was “PopPop” to 11 grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Bob and Woodrow Buchanan, Donald Jenkins and Shelby Hooper.

He was predeceased by a sister, Beatrice Buchanan.

The family received friends from 3-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Monday, May 7, at the Eckhardt Funeral Chapel, 3296 Charmil Drive in Manchester, Maryland. A funeral service was 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 8, 2018. Interment followed in Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson, Pennsylvania.  

If desired, donations in Joe’s name may be made to Christian Appalachian Project or to the Gideon House.

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