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Valier Mourning the Loss of Longtime Village President Martin Buchanan

Martin Buchanan (Photo: Gilbert Funeral Home)

VALIER – Longtime Valier Village President Martin Buchanan has passed away.

Franklin County officials made the announcement regarding Buchanan’s passing Wednesday afternoon in a written statement on their Facebook page.

Buchanan served the Village of Valier for more than 50 years. The statement from Franklin County read “His dedication to the village and the public he served was unmatched. Our sincere condolences to the Buchanan family and the Village of Valier in this time of immense loss.”

The Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher says because of concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus, a memorial service will be held at a later date.