PAULDING -- James Paul Buchman, 77, Paulding, died Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Paulding County Hospital, Paulding, Ohio.
He was born July 19, 1936, in Paulding County, the son of John and Ruby (Gunderman) Buchman. On February 15, 1958, he married Patricia Ann Rohr, who survives. He was a self-employed farmer and horseman and a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Parish, Paulding. He served in the Ohio National Guard.
James is survived by his wife, Patricia Buchman, Paulding; a daughter, Elizabeth (Steve) Pessefall, Paulding; a son, Robert Buchman, Haviland; a sister, Mary Laukhuf, Paulding; two brothers, Raymond Buchman, Defiance, and Martin (Mary Ann) Buchman, Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Sidney David Walker, Sherri Elizabeth (Jack) Hounshell, Eric Robert Buchman and Scott Michael Buchman; and a great-grandchild, Brook Hounshell.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, David and Richard "Dick" Buchman; and three sisters, Louise Buchman, Janice McMillen and Kathryn Clark.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 10 a.m. Friday, December 20, at Divine Mercy Catholic Parish. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery, Paulding County. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. with a rosary service at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 19, at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, and one hour prior to services on Friday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials made to Masses or the Gardens of Paulding activity fund. Online condolences may be sent to www.denherderfh.com.