November 22, 1981 ~ October 3, 2012
"Honest, sincere, unpretentious and caring,
Zach will be sorely missed by those who knew him."

We are saddened to announce the death of Zachary Buchanan who died suddenly at his home on Wed., Oct. 3, 2012. He was born in Vancouver and lived here all his life.
A 2000 graduate of Prairie High School, he was employed as the production manager at Trail Tech, Inc. in Battle Ground, WA.
Zach took pride in doing his best and his standards were high. A creative problem solver, he gladly used his skills to help friends and family. He was our "go-to-guy" and seemed happiest when "hanging" with his friends and brothers and helping them with their projects.
With his easy smile and quick sense of humor,
he was a joy to be around.
Zach is survived by his parents, John and Borgi; his brothers, Matthew and Stuart; as well as best friends, Ryan and Robert.
Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service on Sat., Oct. 13, 3:00 p.m. at Brush Prairie Baptist Church, 11814 NE 117th Ave., Vancouver, WA.
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Published by The Columbian on Oct. 10, 2012.
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Windy Homola
November 2, 2012
Windy Homola
November 2, 2012
Windy Homola
November 2, 2012
I just heard about Zachary passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I lived right next door and never knew anything was wrong. A very nice, quiet guy. So very sad.
Krystal Curtis
October 23, 2012
October 20, 2012
Deeply saddened to hear of Zach's passing. He was a dedicated, respectful employee at Trail Tech. We worked together a few years, he in Production and I in Tech Support at the time, and I could always tell the standards he set for himself were very high. A quiet, inward man not given to anger. May God help you, his family, find comfort during this difficult time.
Jennifer Kuoppala (Lamberg)
October 19, 2012
My heart goes out to the precious family of Zach. His father John was my favorite Chiropracter. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his dear wife.
October 16, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
Jack and Dorothy (Peterson) Paul
October 15, 2012
Our hearts and prayers are with you. I only met Zack once or twice, but your loss is felt in our hearts. We are so sorry, John and Borgi.
Dwight and Penny Reed
October 13, 2012
We are so deeply saddened by Zach's untimely death. He would often stop by to visit with us or honk and wave as he drove by. What a dear, sweet, funny, humble, kind person he was. Just a couple of weeks ago I came home to find Zach on his restored Honda, showing it off to Jeff. We will never forget you Zach, and will always miss your smiling face.
Connie and Jeff Macchione
October 13, 2012
Zac brought to this place, kindness, gentleness, thoughtfulness, consideration. He pleased his parents, loved Stu and Matt, took care of his friends and was a blessing to all who knew him. Peace belongs to him. He lived his life well. A privilege to have been in your life for the time we had with you.
Glenda & David Battershell
October 12, 2012
We were stunned when we were informed of Zach's passing. We knew him through our son. We would see him at Nate's concerts or over at our house for BBQs. We, as parents, never were able to get really close, since he was always hanging out with the guys, but you could always sense a genuine heart and soft spirit in him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Matty, Stu and the rest of the family in this most difficult of times.
Diane & Dan Mulcahy
October 12, 2012
Diane & Dan Mulcahy
October 12, 2012
Our deepest sympathies go to John, Borgi, Matt and Stu for the great loss of Zack. We have watched him grow up from across the street. Mom fondly remembers when Zack was a small boy, and she would go out to mow her grass. Zack would come over with his toy lawn mower and push it along side of her. And as he grew older, he was always willing to help her. His life was too short and only God knows the reason why. May God be with during this difficult time and give you stregth.

June Secrest and Linda Liepins
October 12, 2012
Although I never met Zack, I know he was a bright light in your life. John, Borgi and family, please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find strength in the love from those around you and peace in knowing how much your son was loved and respected. God be with you.
Janene Frye
October 12, 2012
shocked and saddened for your loss. you are in my prayers. jon friedrich
October 12, 2012
Zach will be very much missed. He was a very kind and a soft spoken person. He never had a bad thing to say about anyone or anything. RIP my friend.
Tom Wong
October 12, 2012
Zach was a quiet young man that would think about things. We remember his concern and sympathy when we lost our son 13 years ago and was a comfort to us. We will miss him. May Jon and Borgi find peace and comfort.
Dale Harkins
October 12, 2012
Zach was such a special person. He was a soft-spoken, kind, determined Man. He was always so easy to be around and always had a smile on his face when I saw him. It's hard to believe he is gone and we won't see him at the next bonfire or riding around with Ryan. Praying for his Parents, brothers, extended family and friends. You will forever be miss Zach. Pray you are resting in peace and no longer in pain.
Melissa & Eric Waldal
October 11, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort. I remember Zach attending our preschool many years ago and Zack and Tiffany going through the grades together at Pleasant Valley and later Prairie High School. You are in our thoughts.
Carol Hall
October 11, 2012
Zack was a person that I easily got along with. He believed in me and challenged me while working with him at TrailTech. Zack always stepped up to the task at hand, especially if it was one for a friend in need. I envisioned our time together here would be much longer, but I am grateful for the time we did have. My deepest condolences to all his family and friends. Later Broski.
Joe Harvey
October 10, 2012
To know Zach was to love him he always made you feel special in his presence. He was a hilarious kind hearted man and the world is darker without him in it. Gone but never forgotten and forever loved rip friend.
delilah travers
October 10, 2012
Rest in peace friend.
mark mckay
October 10, 2012
I had the joy of being Zach's 5th grade teacher. I remember what a sweet boy he was.

Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time. May you feel the Lord's comfort.
Darlene Fauser
October 10, 2012
We are so sorry to hear about your son Zach! Our prayers are with you!
Norma & Leon Wagner & Family
October 10, 2012
Zack was a neat easy going friend & a soft spoken man. Zack , Ryan & I , just a week or so ago were all having a good day , painting on Ryan's house. Zack was like Ryan's shadow , always close.
Norma & I will truly miss you.
There are no words to take away the hurt one feels , when you lose a Love one. The best way to find comfort is to have faith and know the Lord is in control.
Vaya Con Dios my friend. ( R.I.P.)
Mert & Norma Oakes
October 10, 2012
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers our with your family at this time. Our son worked with yours and I know yours will be greatly missed. We will keep your family in our heart and know that your son will be missed. There are no words that can make the loss any easier, words do not make the your heart hurt any less, only time can do that. Please remember his memory will always be in the heart of the ones that knew him best. That saw his smile or heard his laugh. That for the time he was here, he did make a great difference in peoples lives.
Sue Yancy
October 10, 2012
I first met Zach as an employee and soon became a friend. Zach was always there when needed and selfless to a fault. Zach I smile often when I think of you, Godspeed My friend
Tommy Gaynor
October 9, 2012
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