Richard "Dick" Buchanan

January 21, 1940 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Richard Buchanan Obituary

Richard A. Buchanan, 84, of Binghamton, passed away peacefully in his home, with his family by his side on January 22,2024. Born January 21,1940 in Bainbridge New York. He is the son of the late Clarence William Buchanan and Angie Nettie Buchanan.  He was the beloved husband to the late Ethel Buchanan for 51 years. He was predeceased by son; Mark; brother Gordon "Gordie" Buchanan; sisters Erma and Joan: brother-in-law Roger Holcomb (Jo Ann); father-in-law Harvey L. Holcomb; mother-in-law Pauline Whitaker (Fremont); daughter-in-law Jennifer Buchanan.

Dick was a brilliant mechanic/machinist for several local businesses including Parsons Ford, Scoville Ford, and Feduke Ford for many years.  He became owner/ operator for Buchanans' Garage Binghamton NY in 1983. This was his home away from home. Customers far and wide knew that if there were ever a problem another shop could not fix, you called Dick Buchanan he would fix it.  

Dick loved building and racing drag cars with his family and friends.  He started drag racing in 1964 in his 1955 Ford Fairlane at Tri-Cities Dragway. He was inducted into the Tri-Cities Dragway hall of fame in August 2021. He  enjoyed racing with his brother, Gordie and closest friend, Craig "quickie" Quick in his early days.  He went on later to build several drag cars for family and friends.   Dick enjoyed snowmobiling with family and friends.  Dick often enjoyed horse pulling with his late mother- in-law and father-in-law, Pauline and Fremont Whitaker. 

Dick is survived by his sons Richard Buchanan and Kevin Buchanan (Melissa); grandchildren Jacquelin, Mitchell, Richard, Maurianna, Matthew and Mark; great grandson Jameson; brother Fred Buchanan (Carol) sister Shirley Krissel (Paul); sisters in law Nancy Wiggins (Mike) and Deanna Degolier (Jay); several nieces and nephews.  Dick had some very special friends Craig "quickie " Quick and wife Kim, Stan Emmert, Shirley Houston. 
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 26, 2024 from 4pm to 6pm at the THOMAS J. SHEA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 137 Robinson St. Binghamton, NY.  A Funeral Service will follow at 6pm.  Burial will be in the spring in New Ohio Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Richard's honor to the Children's Home 1182 Chenango St. Binghamton, NY 13901.

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January 26, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Robinson St
Binghamton, NY 13904

Funeral Service
January 26, 2024

6:00 PM
Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc.
137 Robinson St
Binghamton, NY 13904


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