Stuart M. Buchan

SAUGERTIES… Stuart M. Buchan, 91, of Hemlock Ct. died Thursday, March 8, 2018 at his residence.   Born March 1, 1927 in Rahway, New Jersey he spent his childhood in Scotland and Horn Church, England, he was the son of the late James and Betsy Buchan.  A Veteran of World War II he served in the US Army.   Active in the Saugerties Area Community he was a member for over 65 years of the Saugerties Reformed Church where he served on the Consistory and was the Church Treasurer.   He was a member of the Saugerties American Legion, VFW, Lions Club, Blue Kats Mens Club, the Kingston Hospital Foundation Board, the Kiersted House Board, the Ulster County Literacy Board, the Saugerties Jaycees, the IBM Quarter Century Club, the Saugerties Public Library Board, the Saugerties Democratic Club, and the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

A kind, gentle man, Stu really loved people and working with the community.   After his retirement from IBM in 1986 where he worked in inspection operations, Stu spent a great deal of time trying to help others to succeed.   An active member of Score, Stu worked to help those in the community in starting new businesses or helping existing business find needed resources.   Often donating time to help Marie Post with her sales for the animal shelter  he also served on the Board of the Saugerties Historical Society and was a early member of the Winston Farm alliance.

Survivors include his Wife, the former Diana Marmorale, with whom he recently celebrated there 33rd Wedding Anniversary, a Daughter, Deborah Lee Perry and a Son, James Buchan.  4 Grandchildren: Adrienne (Derek), Dean (Amanda), Alecia and Jason and several Nieces and Nephews also survive.    He was predeceased by his first wife, Lois, a Sister, Isabel.


His Funeral Procession will form 10:30AM Monday at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts. Thence to the Saugerties Reformed Church where at 11:00 AM his Funeral Service will be conducted.  Friends will be received on  Sunday 2–4 and 7-9 PM.   Family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Saugerties Reformed Church or the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.  Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family

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