Margaret Carol Buchholz, or Maggie, a resident of Brookdale Assisted Living for three years, passed away there on April 16, 2021. She was born on December 18, 1930 in Allentown, NY. She grew up in a new house built by the Ebenezer Oil Company in Hogs Brook Road. Her Father worked for the company for many years.
She was predeceased by her parents George and Lela Hardy, three brothers and two sisters, her husband, Erwin [Herb] Buchholz, by her daughter, Debbie Lou Allen, and a grandson, Chad Webster.
Surviving her are a daughter, Connie [Ken] Winters, two sons, Blair [Deb] Buchholz and George [Paula] Buchholz; eight grandchildren, Laura [Bernie] Salvaggio, Jack [Sarah] Buchholz, Allena Buchholz, Ashley Buchholz, Melissa Webster, Emily [Matt] Winters, Georgia [Quinton] Jackson and Felicia Diehl; and ten great grandchildren, Bernie, Henry & Zachary, Clayton & Layne, Aubrey, Arianna, Kevin, Annie and Blakey.
Margaret attended Allentown School and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947. She married Erwin Buchholz of Wellsville on August 30, 1950. They shared almost 61 years of married life at the family home on Hallsport Road in Wellsville before his passing in 2011.
She was deeply involved as a volunteer on the Wellsville Ambulance Corps, passing on her knowledge to others by teaching many first aid classes.
Margaret and Herb cut and split thousands of cord wood together and with family. They sold the wood from their home and were generous in giving wood to those who were in need.
She loved the outdoors, staying at their rustic camp on Stoney Lonesome Road with family and friends, hiking, hunting, and driving the tails in her jeep. At their sugar lean-to, they produced wonderful maple syrup over an open fire. She was the proud maker of of thousands of colorful scrubbers which she loved to give to friends and friends of friends. They will be sorely missed and may soon become collector’s items.
Margaret was diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis in the early 1970’s. She generously donated her body for scientific research on the long-term effects of that disease. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in Margaret’s name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, a cause very dear to her and her family. Please visit EmbserFuneralHome.com to leave condolences.