Louis Dale Buchanan, 96 of Parma Heights, formerly of New Concord, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2022, while at Vista Springs Greenbriar Village in Parma.
Louis was born in Muskingum County on May 19, 1926. He is the son of the late Lloyd and Gladys (Clapper) Buchanan. He was a 1950 graduate Muskingum College, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Education from The Ohio State University in 1963. He taught Math at Valley Forge High School in the Parma School System for over 30 years. He was a member of the New Concord Lodge #688, Order of the Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite Valley of Cambridge, and the Aladdin Shrine of Columbus. Louis was active in the Boy Scouts of America, and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award. He was a member of Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church in Middleburg Heights, and served the church in many different positions. He also served his community as a board member of Parma Schools Credit Union. Louis proudly served his country during World War II in the United States Army, where he spent 25 months in the South Pacific.
Louis is survived by his children: Beverly (Christopher) Cahill of Lodi, Larry (Karen) Buchanan of Fairborn, and Susan (Augustus) Harper of Berea; his grandchildren: Nathan (Kathy Embt) Cahill, Kathryn (James) Gill, Matthew (Sara) Cahill, Brian (Amber) Buchanan, Jonathan (Nicole) Buchanan, Aaron (Maria) Buchanan, Michael Harper, and Edward (Abby) Harper; his great-grandchildren: Noah, Luke, and Andrew Gill, Aidenn Harper, Catherine and Henry Cahill, and Lincoln Buchanan; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In addition to his parents, Louis is preceded in death by his wife, Joan (Steele) Buchanan, whom he married on December 22, 1951; his sisters, Wava Kuhn, and Ruth Culbertson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Traditions Hospice (677 Alpha Drive Suite H, Highland Heights, OH 44143) or to your local hospice of choice, or the Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church (13200 East Bagley Rd, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130)
Visitations will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022, from 10 am to 11 am at the Farus Funeral home of New Concord, 63 W. Main Street, New Concord, where funeral services will be held immediately following the visitations at 11 am. Reverend Steven Smith, Louis’ nephew, will officiate the service. Louis will be laid to rest next to his wife in New Concord Cemetery.
A memorial service at Pleasant Hills United Methodist Church will be held at a future date to be determined.