Floral 22

Jane L. (Berentz) Buchanan

June 23, 1942 ~ March 21, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Jane Buchanan Obituary

Jane Buchanan, 81, passed away on March 21, 2024.  She was born in Akron on June 23, 1942, to the late Wilbur and Dorothy Berentz.  Jane was a 1960 graduate of Garfield High School and graduated from The University of Akron with a master’s degree in English/History and taught English at the University of Akron for several years before becoming a mother and homemaker. 


Jane was an avid reader with a library of books to show.  Jane was active in PTA for Arrowhead Elementary, Copley Middle School, and Copley High School.  She helped with the Copley High Band while both children were in the band.  She was a long-time member of the Firestone Park Presbyterian Church and an active member of the Optimist Club of Akron.  Jane loved taking care of her children and grandchildren and taking them to Disney World more than anything.


Jane is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Rick Buchanan; son, Darrin (Carrie) Buchanan; daughter, Deidre Buchanan; grandchildren, Camryn and Dylanne (Andrew McElhose) Buchanan; and many friends.


The family would like to give thanks to the staff of the Gables of Canton and Traditions Hospice for the love and care they gave to Jane.  


A memorial service will be held at 6 P.M. on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at Schermesser Funeral Home, 600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road, Akron, Ohio 44319.  Family and friends may call on Wednesday from 4 P.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions can be made in Jane’s name to the Haven of Rest Ministries, P. O. Box 547, Akron, Ohio 44309-0547, or to the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron, OH 44307-2234.  To leave a special message for the family, visit our website at www.schermesserfh.com.


(330) 899-9107

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jane L. (Berentz) Buchanan, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Jane L. (Berentz) Buchanan?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Jane's memory.


April 10, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319

Memorial Service
April 10, 2024

6:00 PM
Schermesser Funeral Home
600 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Road
Akron, OH 44319


© 2024 Schermesser Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility