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895 Route 82
P.O. Box A
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Phone: 845-221-2000
Fax: 845-227-1862
Walter Buchanan

Walter John Buchanan

Monday, February 8th, 1943 - Sunday, March 15th, 2020
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Walter John Buchanan, 77, a resident of Wappingers Falls and formerly of Bronxville, died on March 15, 2020 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center.

Born in the Bronx on February 8, 1943, he was the son of Walter Edward and Helene (Flynn) Buchanan. Walter proudly served our country in the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. He retired as a Patrolman with NYPD after 25 years of service.

Walter was a parishioner of St. Columba Church. For 23 years, he had volunteered with the Hudson Valley Ride for Kids to benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, including 10 years as a Co-Task Force Leader. He also served for 4 years as a Director for GWRRA Chapter S. He also volunteered at the Bronx VAMC. He was a member of the Elks Lodge #707 in Southern Westchester, and the Blue Knights. Walter was a snowbird, spending his winters in Punta Gorda, FL.

On November 30, 1963 at Sacred Heart Church in the Bronx, Walter married Linda Durgin who survives at home. He is also survived by his sons, Michael Buchanan and Kevin Buchanan and his wife Einat; and his granddaughter, Ayla Buchanan.

Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8pm at the McHoul Funeral Home, Inc., 895 Route 82, Hopewell Junction. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Wednesday at 11:30am at St. Columba Church, 835 Route 82, Hopewell Junction followed by interment in St. Denis Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Tuesday, March 17th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    McHoul Funeral Home, Inc.
    895 Route 82
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  • Service

    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 | 11:30am
    Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 11:30am
    St. Columba Church
    835 Route 82
    hopewell junction, NY 12533
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  • Interment

    St. Denis Cemetery
    604 Beekman Road
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  • Blue Knights Motorcycle Club
  • Elks Lodge
  • US Marine Corps
  • New York City Police


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Jack Jones

Posted at 12:59pm
Jack Jones

Walter was a true friend and riding buddy of mine. We had spent many a day on the road together including air trips to Ashevile NC and LA in California for National Task Force meetings along with his wife Linda. We had attended other Ride for Kids events including the New England Ride for Kids.
I will miss your friendship, RIP WALTER JOHN BUCHANAN
Jack Jones also of Yonkers Yacht Club

Mike Melvin

Posted at 07:40pm
Walter was a great easygoing guy always looking to help out. Sorry to hear of his passing. My condolences to Linda and his sons and their families. Rest in eternal peace Walter. Thank you for your service.
Mike Melvin YYC

Kathy Ugolino

Posted at 06:52pm
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Walter was such a kind and sweet soul. I hope your happy memories of him will carry you through this difficult time. Thinking and praying for all of you!

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