2009-07-01 / Obituaries

Louis J. Buchheit Sr., Army veteran, real estate agent

Buchheit Buchheit Louis John Buchheit Sr., formerly of Eggertsville, died Wednesday, June 10, 2009, in Vero Beach, Fla.

Mr. Buchheit grew up in St. Louis Parish, Buffalo, and graduated from St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute in 1943. He earned a degree in business administration from the University of Buffalo in 1950.

He served as a decorated Army Air Corps B-24 navigator during World War II, retiring from the Air Force Reserve in 1962.

For 30 years, Mr. Buchheit worked for the Ford Motor company at the stamping plant in Woodlawn, N.Y.

In 1981, he moved to Naples, Fla., with his wife, the late Carmene. The couple each established a career in real estate for the next 28 years.

In 2006, they relocated to Vero Beach, where they became members of Holy Cross Church.

Mr. Buchheit was an avid fan of the Buffalo Bills and Sabres and enjoyed traveling and spending summer vacations in Western New York. He was a former member of St. Benedict's Church, the Holy Name Society and American Legion.

He is survived by his son, Louis Jr.; daughters, Clare Buchheit-Edson and Kim Buchheit-Robinson; and seven grandchildren.

Joint services for Louis and Carmene Buchheit will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at St. Joseph's University Parish, 3269 Main St., North Buffalo, followed by a reception open to family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to VNA Hospice, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

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