ALBANY – Diane Tidings Buchanan, 52, of Albany, died Saturday, July 10, 2010 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Diane was born in Albany and lived here all her life. She was a graduate of Mater Dei College in Ogdensburg, and was employed for a time by CHP. More recently she served as the practice manager for Cornea Consultants of Albany.
Diane is survived by her husband Robert L. Buchanan; her son Michael R. Buchanan; her mother Joan K. Lill Tidings; her stepdaughter Erin Lopez (Derek); her sister Donna Tidings; her brother John T. Tidings (Denise); her sister in law Ellen Tidings; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father James J. Tidings and her brother David J. Tidings.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 9:15, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi (formerly St. Catherine of Siena Church), Hurst Ave., Albany at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be held privately at a later date in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Ste. 1, Albany, NY 12211. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Bob and Michael
Diane’s kindness and friendship will always be remembered.
My heart goes out to you through this time of loss.
My deepest sympathy goes out to Diane’s family. I’ve know Diane for over 30 years. Even though I haven’t seen her in the past several, she has always been in my heart. Such a sweet soul taken to soon.
Cathie and Jeff Austin
Way too young — we loved you and will miss you so much — and to Bob, Michael, Erin, Aunt Joan, Donna, and Jackie: we know you know we are here for you — all our love, Cathie and Jeff
Sandy & Jim Hayes
John & Michael, We are good friends of Kathy Sano. We got to spend a wonderful day with Diane in NYC. We saw Jerseys Boys and shared a wonderful Italian dinner at Patsy’s. Diane was alot of fun. She had beautiful hair and a beautiful smile. We are so glad we got to meet her. So sorry for your lose….Sandy & Jim
Bob – My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Please know that we are here for you. Jean
I was very sorry to hear the news Bob,
You’re in my thoughts during this time of sorrow.
I am writing you to express my deepest sympathy for you and your family. I have also lost a loved one in death and I cannot express how sad I felt at that time. But I found great comfort God’s word, the Bible. Isaiah 26:19 tells us that our dead ones will live again. Also I found comfort at Revelation 21:3,4 where it God promises us that no one will say I am sick and there will be no more pain or sickness. Death will be no more. These are promises that God makes to us in the near future. It brough me great comfort knowing that my dead loved ones would be brought back to life and we will all live together in peace and happiness with no more death or sickness. I hope these scriptures brought you great comfort as well.
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Diane for about 8 years. She cared very deeply about her work and the people that she worked with. It was always so much more than a job to Diane. She loved her family, her summer camp and doing the best job that she could. She will be missed by all.
Al and Nancy Morier
Prayers for peace and strength are raised for you today.
Marc S. Hecker, OD
To Diane’s family: I worked with Diane as an optometrist when she managed the CHP Eye Care Department. She was very conscientious, but also warm and caring. She used the knowledge she gained about eye care management after CHP folded to provide the same high level of service at Corneal Consultants. I had several opportunities to speak with her during that period, especially when referring patients from Whitney Young Health Center. We have all lost her way too soon, and she’ll be greatly missed.
To my Aunt & Godmother, I will miss you so much, I know that your in heaven & when I want to see you I will look up at the stars. You will be easy to find because I will look for the biggest & brightest star, because that is what you are. I love you
I graduated from Mercy High School with Diane, and I have many fond memories of good times shared during our four years together. My deepest sympathy to Diane’s family.
Im so sorry to here about your loss. Diane and I worked together years ago and have stayed in touch over the years. My deepest sympathy to Diane’s family. You are all in my prayers.
Ruth LaPlatney- Rudnick
I am so sorry for your loss. I remember both you, Bob, and Diane at Mater Dei. Those were wonderful days. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.