Andrew H. Buchanan III, 71, of Lewes, passed away peacefully Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at his residence. He was born on Tuesday, April 21, 1942, in Wilmington, son of the late Andrew Jr. and Elizabeth (West) Buchanan.
Mr. Buchanan worked a lifelong career for Pep Boys Inc. where he managed numerous locations throughout Southern Pennsylvania and Northern Delaware. In 2004, after 37 1/2 years, he would finally retire and be able to spend more time doing some of his favorite things. This included fishing, camping, telling his many stories and cracking jokes, all with an ice-cold Natural Light in his hand. Most of all, Mr. Buchanan loved the time spent with his family; a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and dear friend, Mr. Buchanan’s laughter and love that always filled the room will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Buchanan was preceded in death by his brother, William W. Buchanan this past April. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 42 years, Barbara (Savidge) Buchanan; his three sons: Andrew H. Buchanan IV and his wife Dawn of Wilmington, Mark Buchanan of Lewes, and Daniel Buchanan and his wife Kelli of Lincoln; one daughter, Brenda Buchanan and her husband Robert Rankins of Wilmington; one brother, David Buchanan and his wife Carol of Nottingham, Pa.; one sister-in-law, Carolyn Buchanan of Lewes; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
A Moose Ritual Service immediately followed by Christian Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Aug. 9, at Parsell Funeral Homes & Crematorium, Atkins-Lodge Chapel, 16961 Kings Hwy., Lewes, where friends may visit beginning at 10 a.m. Burial will immediately follow services at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to The Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 646, 28971 Lewes-Georgetown Hwy., Lewes, DE 19958.