Carol Buchanan

Carol Buchanan

Carol Buchanan (Stool), 76, of Maplewood and Woodstock, N.Y., died June 15, 2019.

Ms. Buchanan taught mathematics, library, and reading for 34 years in the public schools of Rutherford, East Orange, and Bedminster.

In retirement, she worked as a children’s librarian at the Westfield Library and was president of the Hilton Neighborhood Association while being active with the Maplewood Library Board of Trustees and the Community Coalition on Race.

She received Teacher of the Year Award in Bedminster, the 2005 Rotary Club of Maplewood’s Affair of the Heart Citizenship Award, and the 2011 Maple Leaf Civic Award, and was honored by the Community Coalition on Race in 2017.

She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jim; her daughter, Rebekah Harris of Bethesda, Md.; two sisters, Brenda Valentino of Old Bridge and Debra Vogel of New York City; a brother, Matthew Stool of Wynnewood, Pa.; and three grandchildren.

Services were held June 18 with arrangements by Menorah Chapels at Millburn, Union.

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