Harry M. Buchanan, Jr., 78

March 02, 2021

Harry M. Buchanan, Jr., 78, of East Petersburg, affectionately known as Toad, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

He was the husband of Ella M Whiteley Buchanan, with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Rev. Harry M. Sr. and Pauline M. Kunz Buchanan.

Harry graduated from Widener University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for over 20 years for the Westinghouse Corporation in Concord, PA. He also worked for the ISC Corporation of Lancaster as well as Dresser-Rand in Wellsville, NY.

He was a founding member of Faith United Methodist Church in Lititz, where he was a member of the choir and played trumpet.

Harry was a 32nd Degree Mason, member of West Chester Lodge #322, the Coudersport Consistory and Lodge of Perfection.

He was an avid ham radio operator, holding an advanced class license and was a member of the American Radio Relay League. He also enjoyed model railroading, electronics, collecting toads and frogs, and playing the trumpet.

Harry had served with the Army National Guard.

In addition to his wife, Ella, he is survived by his children: David married to Ana Mariela Buchanan of Landisville, Denise married to Jeff Lepard of Midlothian, VA, Shannon married to John Saia of Lititz, Robert married to Shayna Walters of Manayunk, PA, and Elyse married to Sam Minder of Mountville; his 5 grandchildren: Lucas, Noah, Nicholas, Johnny, and Josie; and by his siblings: Philip Buchanan of East Petersburg, and Christine Kuder of Easton.

Services will be private from Faith United Methodist Church of Lititz with interment to follow in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery. Friends are invited to view Harry’s service on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 1PM being livestreamed from In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in Harry’s memory to Faith United Methodist Church 1290 Fruitville Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

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Condolences to the Family

March 09, 2021

my condolences to your family. I remember your dad being a funny, kind and happy individual. 
Merecis “Mercy” Diaz

March 07, 2021

David, Mariella, and Lucas,
My condolences for your loss.
God loves Harry as he loves you. His cares are gone and there is now only joy.
With love,
Dave Wright

March 06, 2021

Elyse, Sammy, and Josie:We are so sorry for your loss. Although we never met Toad, we loved seeing photos of him and Josie. Prayers for you and the entire family. 
The Swackhamer Family

March 06, 2021

Elyse, Sammy, Josie, and family:
We are so very sorry for your loss. We loved hearing stories about Toad. Praying for all of you during this time.
Your McCaskey Newcomer Friends and Students

March 05, 2021

Ella-  My deepest sympathies to you and your precious family. Sorry for your loss. It was truly an honor to briefly care for Harry. He was a treasure. God Bless You and your family. Love in Christ,  Bob Clauser 

March 05, 2021

Thankful I was your Neighbor in East Pete, I have Fun memories with Your family and that sun porch! I’m very Sorry and send Sincere Condolences… Mary Summers.. And Jeff.

March 04, 2021

Denise and David, I didn’t know your father but know what it’s like to lose a parent. Prayers for your family. 
Nancy (Elliott) Eliason

March 04, 2021

Ella, I am sorry to hear of Harry’s passing. Sympathy and prayers to you and your family. 

March 04, 2021

Sorry for your loss, Ella. Thinking of you and your family during this time.
Lily Popo Williams 
Millersville, PA

March 04, 2021

Ella prayers for you and your family
Liz Stanish

March 04, 2021

Ella, so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences for you and your family. My prayers are with you. 
Terri DiMarino Venello

March 04, 2021

Ella, I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved Harry.  I hope and pray that the love you shared will continue to sustain you during this difficult time.  Thinking of you.  
Alison Hoenninger

March 04, 2021

Rest in peace dear and sweet Harry. We will miss you.
Love kevin and Patty.

March 04, 2021

Seeing Harry’s picture makes me smile! Reading all about his achievements makes me so proud to have known and loved him. God bless this lovely man and thank you Ella for all your loving care of him as well. Until we meet again my dear friend…..
Elizabeth Widmaier Matthews

March 04, 2021

Ella I was sorry to hear of Harry’s passing.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.  I hope your many happy memories will eventually bring a smile to your face.
Barbara Mencer Erbe

March 04, 2021

My heart is broken for the loss of Harry, he was so fun loving.  Glad he was I. My life.  Prayers for Ella and his family ❤️
Eileen Williams

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