Buchanan, Sylvia Cecilia

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Buchanan, Sylvia Cecilia age 84 of Newton, NJ passed away unexpectedly Saturday January 16, 2021 at the Newton Medical Center. Born in Dover, she grew up in Wharton and had lived many years in Succasunna before moving to Newton.

Daughter of the late Thomas and Veronica (nee Pompey) Symons, Sylvia had earned her Bachelor’s Degree and worked many years as a Bookkeeper for the Highmark Analytics Co. Hardwick, NJ until her retirement.

A former member of the Teabo United Methodist Church Wharton, Sylvia was a skilled Cross-Country Skier well into her fifties. She also enjoyed traveling and had bicycled and barged across Holland with her ladies’ group. An avid reader, Sylvia was also a talented pastry chef.

Ms. Buchanan was predeceased by her sister Theresa House. She is survived by her daugh-ter with whom she resided Lora and her husband Stephen Downey and her son Richard Buchanan. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren Morgan and her husband Andrew Hahn, Erin and Devin Downey, Megan Good and Colin Buchanan as well as her cherished grandchildren Veronica and Colin Good and Bryson Hahn.

Due to Covid-19 private arrangements were private and held at the convenience of the fami-ly. In lieu of flowers memorials in Sylvia’s memory may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation www.komen.org Arrangements and online condolences through Iliff-Ruggiero Funeral Home #156 Main St. (Rt. 206) Newton, NJ. www.iliff-ruggierofuneralhome.com

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