Howard Russell Buchanan, 79, of Russell, PA, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at Warren General Hospital. Howard was born August 4, 1937, in Bradford, PA. He was the son of the late Howard R. and Orta Luella (Funk) Buchanan.
Howard was a lifelong resident of the Warren area, and a 1955 graduate of Warren High School. He served honorably in the US Army from 1961 to 1963 and was stationed in Germany. He was a construction electrician for Keystone Electric for many years, and also worked out of the IBEW Local #174 Warren, and #56 Erie. Howard enjoyed camping at Homestead Park in Frewburg. He also enjoyed boating, traveling and bowling. He was a member of the Jamestown Moose Club and the Frewsburg Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Doris E. (Kitelinger) Buchanan, whom he married August 26, 1966; three daughters, Rebecca Hinderliter, and husband, Eric, of Cary, NC, Pam McAulay, and husband, Joby, of Pittsfield, PA and Diedra Swanson, and husband, Roy, of Warren, PA; one son, Ron Benson, and wife, Lori, of Sugar Grove, PA; 10 grandchildren; 21 greatgrandchildren; and one greatgreatgranddaughter.
In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by two sisters, Norma Buchanan, and Nancy Gerbec; one brother, Roy Buchanan; one son, Timothy Benson; and brotherinlaw, Rudy Gerbec.
Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, on Sunday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., and for one hour prior to a service to be held there on Monday, July 10, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Marcus Briggs, chaplain, Rouse Home, officiating.
Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Russell, PA.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider the Cancer Care Center, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365, or Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365