|Birth: ||Jul. 10, 1932|
|Death: ||Sep. 6, 2009|
Obituary for Philip R Buchanan
Philip Regis Buchanan, 77, of Plainville, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Sunday September 6, 2009. He was born on July 10, 1932 in Bristol to the late James R. and Elise D. (Chamberlin) Buchanan.
Phil graduated from Plainville High School and then went on to serve his country in both the United States Navy during the Korean War and the Air Force Reserves. He received an Associate, Bachelors and a Master's Degree in Police Administration from the University of New Haven. He was a retired Lieutenant of the Plainville Police Department, one of two officers that started the detective division in Plainville in the 1960's. In 1978 he became Chief of Police in Berlin and then moved to Sarasota, FL where he worked for the Florida State Police before retiring. He was a past commander, Post #33 in Plainville and a life member of the D.A.V. Chapter #5 in Bristol.
He leaves his beloved son James Buchanan of Plainville and his only grandson Philip R. Buchanan, his 3 brothers Melvin Buchanan and his wife Marilyn of Bristol; Richard Buchanan of Manchester and John Buchanan of Plainville, several nieces and nephews, 2 loving step-daughters Georgia Theriault of Plainville and Terry Delahunty and her husband Jim of Southington and his former wife and friend Ruth Buchanan of Plainville. He was predeceased by a sister Nancy.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday September 9, 2009 at 10 a.m. at Bailey Funeral Home 48 Broad St. Plainville. Burial with Military Honors will follow in West Cemetery. Family and friends may gather on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in Philip's name may be made to the American Cancer Society 538 Preston Ave. P.O. Box 1004 Meriden, CT 06450. For directions and online condolences please visit www.bailey-funeralhome.com
Created by: Randy Colter
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
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