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Paul J. Buchter

November 10, 1977 - May 12, 2019

Service Date: May 17, 2019

Funeral Home Corcoran Funeral Home Inc


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Paul J. Buchter, 41 of Bear Creek, passed away suddenly Sunday morning, May 12, 2019 at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Lebanon, PA, he was the son of Glenn and Kathy (Keller) Buchter of Lebanon.

Paul was a graduate of Cedar Crest High School, Class of 1996, and Pennsylvania State University in 2002, with a bachelor’s degree in Biology. He was a passionate Nittany Lions (as well as Eagles and Phillies) fan. Any given day, you could find him watching whatever sports were on. He also “loved” Star Wars and has an amazing collection that will be passed on to his kids.

Paul was employed as a quality compliance manager specializing in the Influenza vaccine at Sanofi Pasteur, Swiftwater, PA. He was the “go-to” person for his boss and team and will be terribly missed by his Sanofi family. He was a Cub Scout Den Leader for Pack 2000, Bear Creek, where his son, Gavin, is a scout. He led his cubs for 5 years and was happy to see them cross to boy scouts. He was also a member of the Bear Creek Association, serving as Vice-President. He loved his Bear Creek family dearly and enjoyed drinking IPAs at the lake, often telling stories and playing “Name that Tune.” All of his “guys” from various walks of life meant the world to him and he spoke highly of them all. He had a special bond with his parents, brother and sister-in-law, as well as his niece and nephew; you could clearly see his eyes light up when he was around them.

Paul met his wife, Angela (formerly Bartoletti), where they both worked, at Sanofi, in 2004. What started as a playful friendship and a shared passion for craft beer blossomed into a beautiful family, starting with their first rescue dog, Logan. They later adopted their second rescue dog, Leia, who quickly became one of his “snuggle bears.” He loved his wife, Angela, dearly and she loves him immensely. Their relationship was special, loving and a true partnership; he was an amazing husband. Paul had an infectious childlike humor (always telling and playing jokes with his kids) and an enduring positive outlook. He never stressed or worried and made light of most situations. You could often find him saying the craziest things which made us all laugh and remember not to take life so seriously. Most importantly, Paul was a devoted dad who took great pride in his kiddos and in everything they did. Through the years, he has coached soccer, baseball and softball for Gavin (age 11) and Adria (age 9). Together, their family loved movie nights and snuggling. We can still hear his voice referring to his daughter, Amelia (age 2) as his “little snuggle bug.” We already miss him more than any words can express.

Surviving in addition to his parents Glenn and Kathy are his wife of 10 years, the former Angela Bartoletti, son Gavin, daughters Adria and Amelia, all at home, his brother Glenn Buchter and his wife Jenn, of Harrisburg, and his niece and nephew, Ava and Glenn III, as well as many loving family members and friends.

A Celebration of Paul’s Life will be held Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Corcoran Funeral Home, Inc., 20 South Main Street, Plains, PA 18705. Family and friends may call Friday from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

In Lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to Blue Chip Farm Animal Refuge, 974 Lockville Road, Dallas, PA 18612, or to Little Eric’s Foundation, P.O. Box 1004, Pittston, PA 18640.