Carol Jean Buchan
Carol Jean Buchan, 69, Johnstown, died December 1, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Born March 13, 1950 in Johnstown, daughter of the late John and Stella Holland. Also preceded in death by son, Sgt. 1st Class Raymond "Richie" Buchan, who was killed in Iraq in 2007. Survived by loving husband Richard, son Philip and spouse Debra Donnelly, Pittsburgh; grandchildren Hayden and Andy, and sister, Karen Spiller (Joe). Carol was a graduate of GJHS and University of Pittsburgh, with a BS in nursing, then being employed by Mercy Hospital, Conemaugh Memorial Hospital and more recently at Dr. Kastelic's office. She loved nursing and helping people. She was a happy go lucky person who had many interests, including sitting outside to read books and watch nature. She loved spending time with friends and chatting over the phone. She loved traveling yearly to NYC on bus trips, and to the Casinos with her son and husband. Recently she went on a trip of a lifetime to Hawaii with her girlfriend. Carol was a member of St. Clement Catholic Church where funeral mass will be held at 10 A.M. Thursday, Rev. William Rosenbaum officiating. Entombment Grandview. Friends will be received at Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, 921 Menoher Blvd. Wednesday from 3-7 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Community Foundation of the Alleghenies, attn: Sgt. 1st Class Raymond "Richie" Buchan Fund. (
Published on December 2, 2019


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Janet Cooper
Dec 03, 2019
Phil I am so sorry for you and your family to loose such a special woman that you all love so much. I have been there and know how hard this is. I pray that the pain will ease for you all and you will always feel her angle on your shoulder. Prayers to you all.
Karen Anderson
Dec 03, 2019
JB was such a fun person! I have fond memories of our trips to Bedford to camp. 5 mothers and our sons. The boys did the usual; swing on the grape wines and jump into the water. At night we would have a fire and sit around laughing and talking. Fond memories my friend.❤️
Darlene Geist
Dec 03, 2019
Always enjoyed working with Jeanne at Mercy and Dr Kastelic’s office. Her smile and laughter were always infectious. I’m sure her son met her at the pearly gates. Two angels watching over you all!
Patricia Fabina
Dec 03, 2019
I worked with Carol quite often on night shift . She was a great person she will be missed by many. RIP
Denny Gaye
Dec 03, 2019
Restful Peace "little sister". You, my sister,Joanne, and Garetta were my "3 Stooges". What a trio.
Dick, my deepest condolences to you and the entire family. Jeanne will always be in my heart. 🌹 💙 🌹
Ed (Ratch) Torchia
Dec 03, 2019
Jeanne and I graduated together
Class of 68
And remained good friends..I just can’t believe this
I ran into at Walmart and set her iPhone up
What a doll...we laughed and laughed
Two Beautiful and wonderful women passed away this week from our class.
Love you Jeanne
Anita Stabler
Dec 02, 2019
My sincere condolences to the family. I met Jeanie at SFC Buchan's services. My son was deployed with him. She and I stayed in touched. I was deeply moved by her love and kindness and how much she loved "Richie's men", as well as her love for life and helping others. RIP dear friend...…….. prayers for your family.
Rita Mintmier
Dec 02, 2019
I am Barbara Jo’s sister-in-law in NC. We so enjoyed our beach trips with Jeanie to Oak Island and her gift of joy. There was never a dull moment with Jeanie and she was so much fun. I am so sorry for your loss but heaven has surely received her with open arms. Prayers for all of you. Rita Mintmier
Dec 02, 2019
Went to nursing school with her. Very fond memories. She'll be missed.
Sandra Sanna-Moser.
Dec 02, 2019
Jean was a childhood friend and we never lost touch. Rest in peace dear friend. You will never be forgotten.
Shirley Vavrek
Dec 02, 2019
Jeanne was my BEST FRIEND/ SISTER. I last talked to her on the phone Nov. 29, 2019. She was the most loving, caring person that I ever knew. Fly with the Angels Girly Girl until we meet in Heaven above. Love you my friend😢❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️