Joseph Linder

Joseph Richard Linder, a Buchanan resident, died Sept. 27. He was 86.

Linder was born July 26, 1934, in Valhalla. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph Linder and Ruth Luke, and brothers Russell and Robert.

Linder graduated in 1952 from Hendrick Hudson High School. Known as Buster, he worked at General Motors as a fire chief. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1954 to 1958. He was Buchanan fire chief in 1981 and 1982.

He is survived by his sisters, Lois Rossier, Carole Hughes, Nancy Bessent, Gay Stocker and Merrie Jane Tompkins. “Uncle Buster” is also survived by many nieces and nephews and his dear friend, Sabrina Johnson.