Robert William Buchanan

Robert "Bob" William Buchanan, 90, recently of Independence Twp., NJ, passed away on Monday March 11, 2019 at Hackettstown Medical Center. Bob was born on March 24, 1928 in Montclair, NJ to the late Robert J. Buchanan and Helen (Gladwish) Buchanan. He proudly served in the United States Navy from 1944-1946. Bob worked as a Branch Manager for Sun Financial Group in Morristown, NJ, and retired after a career spanning 42 years. He lived in Chester for 45 years before moving to Independence Twp. 2 ½ years ago. Bob was a member of the Mendham Hills Community Church, Boy Scouts of America, American Legion Post #342 in Chester, NJ where he still served as Chaplain and the 50 Plus Club. His passion in life was Faith, Family, and Country.


Robert is survived by his beloved wife of 2 ½ years, Maxine (Przekop) Letcher-Buchanan; three devoted children, Debbie Buckmaster and her husband Mel, Robert William Buchanan, Jr. and his wife Suzanne, and Sarah Buchanan Lyle and her husband Daniel; three step-children, Victoria, Maxine Anne, and David; seven grandchildren and 5 step-grandchildren; and by many other loving family members and friends. He was predeceased by his precious wife of 51 years, Patricia Jane Buchanan in 2014.


Bob's Life Celebration will include a visitation on Thursday March 14, 2019 from 2-4pm & 6-8pm at the William J. Leber Funeral Home (908) 879-3090, 15 Furnace Road (corner of Rt. 206) Chester, NJ 07930. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday March 15, 2019 at 10:30am at the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Restland Memorial Park in East Hanover, NJ.


In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Mendham Hills Community Church, 480 Route 24, Chester, NJ 07930.