Elaine Buchanan

Obituary of Elaine K Buchanan

Elaine (King) Buchanan passed peacefully into God’s rest on July 5, 2021.  The daughter of Albert V and Florence (Stevens) King, born April 1, 1936.  She was pre-deceased by the love of her life and husband of 53 years, Daniel M. Buchanan (Bud). She is survived by her four children Amy (Ralph) DeVito of Oxford, CT, Ellen (Martin) Hahn of Vestal, NY, Julie (Stephen) Wilson of Flanders, NJ and Stephen (Shae) Buchanan of Seminole, FL and her sister Joyce Burr. She also leaves behind 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

She was born in VT, raised in NY and attended Geneseo State where she received her degree shortly after marrying Bud. They raised their family in Lansing, NY where Elaine worked as an elementary school teacher for over 25 years.  Following their retirement, Elaine and Bud moved to Jensen Beach, FL where they enjoyed time with friends and relaxing in the sun.  In recent years Elaine relocated to Dunedin, FL.

Elaine lived life to it’s fullest.  She loved being with family and friends, teaching, reading, shopping, traveling, golf and playing bridge.  She valued her role as a lector at her churches and was an active member of many social clubs through the years.

She will be remembered for her kind heart, gentle way and infectious smile.  The legacy she left behind will move forward as a testament to the strength she instilled in all of us, her family, her extended family, students and friends.

Calling hours will be at Bangs Funeral Home in Ithaca, NY on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 from 4-6pm followed by a memorial service at St. Catherine of Siena in Ithaca on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice Foundation a member of Empath Heath at CircleofCaring.org

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