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Melanie L. Buch

Posted By DeBord-Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On September 21, 2016 @ 8:25 am In Obituaries | 10 Comments

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Melanie L. Dorsey Buch, 70, of Landisville, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2016 following a lengthy illness.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Muriel Parmer Dorsey.  She was the longtime companion of Robert F. McLagan.

Prior to her illness she had worked for many years for Dr. Larry Bell.  Melanie was a graduate of Lampeter-Strasburg High School and a member of Highland Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed gardening, motorcycling, baking cooking and decoupage.

Surviving besides her companion is a son, Peter C. Buch of Harrisburg; a daughter, Jessica L. Buch of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Madison T., Sydney T. and Chase A. Buch; four brothers, Mike husband of Judy Dorsey, William husband of Brenda Dorsey, John husband of Heather Dorsey, Matt husband of Michelle Dorsey; a sister, Allison wife of Michael Mallin; and a sister-in-law Angie Dorsey.  She was preceded in death by a brother Eric Dorsey.  She will be greatly missed by her niece and nephew Bryan and Danita Dorsey (son and daughter of Eric and Angie) and by Robert’s grandchildren, Taylor, Josh, and Lauren.

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016 at 4:00 P.M. at the DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 2024 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA with the Rev. Dr. Ann Osborne officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 3:00 P.M. until the time of the service.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Melanie’s memory may be made to the Lancaster County Conservancy, 117 South West End Avenue, Lancaster, PA  17603.

Condolences for the family of “Melanie L. Buch”

Condolence from Phil Wenger on September 22nd, 2016 12:52 am

What a bright spirit, amazing energy and awesome family! Gone dark way to early. Thank you for your love of the outdoors and the Lancaster Conservancy. Together we made the world a better place for future generations. Our condolences to the entire family during this time of grief.

Condolence from Beverly Martin on September 22nd, 2016 9:25 am

Dear Peter, Jessica, Robert and other family members:

Was very sad to read about the death of my high school classmate and friend, Melanie. She will be remembered fondly by me. I am glad that I got to see her when I delivered a class directory to her home in Landisville. She told me at that time of her struggles with her disease. Her pain is over and she is now residing in Heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Beverly Shutt Martin
L-S Class of ’64

Condolence from Molly Calder Diem on September 22nd, 2016 10:32 am

So sorry to see the passing of my high school classmate, Melanie. We had many great times together in school and I will always remember her wonderful personality and smile. She was always so positive and so much fun. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Molly Calder Diem
L-S Class of ’64

Condolence from James Kraybill on September 22nd, 2016 10:45 am

Dear Pete and Jess,
Sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Mary Jane & Ray Loudis on September 22nd, 2016 2:17 pm

Please accept our deepest and sincere condolences on the passing of your love one.
A contribution will be made to the Lancaster county conservancy in honor of melanie.
Out thoughts and prayers will be with all during these sorrowful times.

Condolence from Tonya Legenstein on September 23rd, 2016 10:19 am

Jess and family,

You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers! We are so very sorry for loss. Her pain in over and she is in a better place. Hugs to you all!
Tonya and Tony Legenstein

Condolence from lynn veneziale (smith/giering) on September 23rd, 2016 12:34 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’ve not been in touch with Melanie for many years, but can only imagine how wonderful she made the lives of all around her! I do believe GOD grieves with us. Psalm 30:5 “Weeping may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning!”

Condolence from Babe Quintrall on September 23rd, 2016 3:11 pm

I am sorry for the loss of your dear Melanie. May you find comfort in the promise recorded at Isaiah 25:8 where it says “He will swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces.” Tears of sorrow will be replaced by tears of joy, until then may you continue to draw strength from God, family and friends. All the best wishes for your family at this time.

Condolence from Shirley Young Hilster on September 25th, 2016 3:43 pm

So sorry to read the passing of Melanie. I was the baby sitter for all of the Dorsey children way back in Glen Moore Circle. I remember Michael,Billy and Melanie were the oldest of the five. Your sister Melanie is the picture of your Mother. I will leave my E-mail address if you wish to keep in contact. May Melanie rest in peace and God rest her soul.

Condolence from Sarah (Parmer) Constein on September 28th, 2016 10:26 pm

I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Melanie, mostly from family reunions at Aunt Muriel’s house. What I remember most is her lovely, lovely smile. She painted a pineapple welcome sign for me as a wedding gift. Mom reminisces about all the adventures they shared as young girls including Uncle Jack’s silly tributes. She was much loved.

With deepest condolences,

Sarah (Parmer) Constein
(Arla Mae’s daughter)

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