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Diane T. Buchanan

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

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