William S. Buchanan, age 51, in Evanston, Illinois. Beloved husband of Maureen Ruder and devoted father of Nolan, Aaron, and Kyle Buchanan.Cherished brother of Alexandra (Sandy) Buchanan (William Whitney) and son of the late Rita and Stuart. Adored uncle of Elizabeth Bennetts and Thomas and RobertWhitney. Dear brother-inlaw of Celine Bennetts and Colleen Wyse (Stephen Klasko). Son-in-law of Gerald and Lucille Ruder. Bill will be missed dearly by a host of friends and family from throughout his wonderful life. Bill completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Northwestern University and served in the Illinois National Guard. A high school math and special education teacher, a baseball coach and fluent in Spanish, Bill worked for the Chicago Board of Education for 24 years, teaching at Farragut and Foreman High Schools. He then earned his National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Mathematics and became an Academic Coach for other math teachers throughout Chicago. Bill’s life modeled his conviction that no good person be left out or left behind. He held a firm commitment to public education and his compassion touched the lives of thousands of students. Bill Buchanan’s serious regard for his students’ futures made him highly respected by Buchanan at Life Fest 2010. colleagues and students