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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Stephen Buyan - CHS54 Passes

(May 21, 1936 - March 9, 2011)
Stephen Buyan
Stephen Buyan, 74, of Washington, formerly Canonsburg, died Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in the Kindred Hospital, Oakdale. He was born May 21, 1936, in Meadow Lands, a son of Joseph and Alice Gostic Buyan.

 Steve spent most of his life in Canonsburg. He was a 1954 graduate of Canonsburg High School. He had worked as a furniture finisher, painter and paper hanger. He was last employed by Master Woodcraft of Washington. Mr. Buyan was a member of the Carpenters and Painters Unions. He enjoyed gardening, Gettysburg, the mountains around Uniontown and spending time with his family. He loved his children and grand children. 

On August 29, 1970, he married Patricia Corcoran who survives. Also surviving are: six children, Denise Verner (Barry) and Carla Stewart both of Washington, Dennis Buyan (Denise) and Amy L. Buyan both of Canonsburg, Artie Bitzel of Westminster, MD and Stephen Buyan (Gina Chiodo) of Scott Township; a brother, William C. Buyan (Cheryl Krugh) of Mt. Lebanon; a sister, Gloria Maffei (Thomas); fourteen grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Deceased are: a son Gary Buyan; and two brothers, Joseph and George Buyan. 

Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 7:30 pm, the time of service, Saturday, March 12, 2011, in the McIlvaine-Speakman Funeral Home Ltd., Robert K. McIlvaine, Owner/Supervisor, 27 Cherry Ave., Houston, PA 15342. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.