George DeBuchananne, real estate professional

Correction: An earlier version of this article contained an incorrect spelling of Vera Wozgrin DeBuchananne’s last name.

February 16, 2013

George DeBuchananne, 67, who worked in real estate development and construction and was an amateur photographer, died Jan. 26 at Montgomery Hospice’s Casey House in Rockville.

He had lung cancer, said his wife, Vera DeBuchananne.

George D’Aumale DeBuchananne was born in Trenton, N.J., and lived in Tennessee before his family moved to the Washington area in the early 1950s. He graduated from Northwood High School in Silver Spring in 1963.

After serving in the Army in Germany, he received a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Maryland in 1975. He received a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from George Washington University in the late 1970s.

He worked as a planner, estimator and construction manager for Winchester Homes, Bozzuto Group and other real estate and construction firms before retiring in 2006.

He was an amateur photographer and longtime member of the Silver Spring Photography Club and exhibited his work in galleries. He taught photography for the Montgomery County Department of Recreation and served as a volunteer photographer and docent at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton. He was also a Montgomery County election judge.

Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Vera Wozgrin DeBuchananne, and son, Alec DeBuchananne, both of Silver Spring; his mother, Mary C. DeBuchananne of Silver Spring; two sisters, Jean Hurst of Greensburg, Pa., and Marilyn Innis of Rockville; and four brothers, Jon DeBuchananne of Bethany Beach, Del., James DeBuchananne of Barnesville, David DeBuchananne of Carson City, Mich., and Daniel DeBuchananne of Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

— Matt Schudel