|He was born June 1,
1921, in Henrietta Township, and lived there all his life.
He graduated from Henrietta High School in 1940 and served four years in the U.S. Navy,
participating in the Normandy invasion of Europe.
Buchs, a plumber, was employed by T.O. Murphy Co. before serving in the Navy and later was
employed by the Northern Ohio Builders Association and Jakmas Plumbing and Heating.
He, his wife, Ginny, and their family spent a year abroad in Lebanon as a part of C.R.O.P.
and Church World Service.
Buchs served as a Henrietta Township trustee and as the township's representative on the
Citizen Ambulance Service. He was a member of Henrietta United Methodist Church and held
church committee positions. He was a member also of the U.S. Navy LST Association, Gibson
Lodge 301 Free and Accepted Masons, Wakeman Chapter 177 Royal Arch Masons, Halcyon Chapter
347 Order of the Eastern Star, Henrietta Grange and Lorain County Farm Bureau.
He enjoyed farming, canoeing, camping, golf and fishing, and was a snow skier when he was
in his 50s.
Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Virginia (nee Angersbach); daughter, Dawn M.
Cornwell of Henrietta Township; sons Timothy K. Buchs of Henrietta Township and Terry W.
Buchs of Florence Township; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brother,
Bernie Buchs of Henrietta Township; sisters Lenore Pogan of Wadsworth and Helen Budweg of
Henrietta; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his first wife,
Frances (nee Angersbach); brother, James, in 1997; and parents, Harold and Flossie (nee
Friends may call Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gerber-Smith Funeral Home, 16 Cooper
St., Wakeman, where Gibson Lodge 301 F.&A.M. will hold a Masonic service at 6:30 p.m.
Funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Henrietta United Church of Christ, 52148 SR
113, with the Rev. James Greenawalt, pastor, and the Rev. Jeffery Gindlesberger
officiating. Graveside services and burial with military honors will follow in Birmingham
Contributions may be made to Henrietta United Methodist Church, 52148 SR 118, Amherst