Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Earl V. Buchholz

Wellsville - Earl V. Buchholz a former resident of Wellsville passed away on Sunday July 26 at the Sister’s Hospital in Buffalo. He was born on April 18, 1931 to Harry and Florence Fanton Buchholz. He was married to the former Ella Gilbert and later he married Mary Jane Steven who predeceased him on September 7, 1993.

Earl was a veteran of the US Army 101st Airborne Infantry serving overseas in Japan. He was a welder for CE Air Preheater and later retired from Joyce Western Pipeline in 1977. Earl was a life member and post holder of the American Legion Post 702 in Wellsville, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2530 of Wellsville and the Eagles Club in Olean.

Survivors include: a daughter, Kathleen Deming; three sons, Earl Buchholz Jr., William Buchholz and David Buchholz; two step daughters, Patty Ayers and Kathleen Cross; twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren; two sisters, Jane Kernan and Joyce Arbogast ; five brothers, Erwin Buchholz, Mark Buchholz, Oscar Buchholz, Virgil Buchholz and Galen “Pete” Buchholz. Several nieces and nephews;

He was predeceased by his parents and by three brothers, Leonard “Jim” Buchholz, Alwin Buchholz and Richard Buchholz.

Friends and family are invited to attend a graveside service with full military honors at 11:00 am on Saturday August 1, 2009 in the Stannards Cemetery in Stannards, NY with Rev. Ralph Eastlack presiding. Arrangements are under the direction of the J.W.Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville.

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