|Birth: ||Sep. 10, 1912|
|Death: ||Jan. 6, 2008|
Edna Vanica Buchholzer, 95, passed away peacefully on Jan. 6, 2008 at the Hospice Care Center on Ridgewood Road after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease.
Born on Sept. 10, 1912, in N. Lewisburg, Ohio, Edna moved to Akron with her parents at the age of 4. She graduated from North High School, and began working at Polsky's Department Store in the bookkeeping department. Edna's gifts were many, but her musical talent as a violinist was the foundation on which she "threaded" her life. She joined an all girl orchestra "The Colleens" at age 20. Edna met her future husband, Wendell, while attending North High.
A devoted wife and beloved Mother, Edna and Wendell raised three daughters, Wendy, Karen and Julie. She was a 50 year member of Westminster Presbyterian Church. She continued to follow her love of music, sharing her talent by performing in the Akron area. Edna was a guest violinist and played for Gertrude Seiberling at Stan Hywet. She also performed for the Tuesday Musical Club. When her children were grown, Edna began a career as Activity Director at Middlebury Manor Nursing Home where she remained for 33 years. Edna was a member of the Akron Pops Orchestra from 1969-2000. In recent years, she was a strolling violinist at the Akron Civic Theater for the American Heart Association. Edna led by example, her optimism, "zest" for living and compassion for others, all helped to define her character. She will be deeply missed by her family, and lovingly remembered by those whose lives she touched.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wendell; daughter, Wendy; sister, Juanita; and brother, Sumner. She is survived by her daughter, Karen Buchholzer Stevens; son-in-law, Thomas Stevens; daughter, Julie Buchholzer; granddaughter, Jenna Stevens Lietke; and great-grandson, Keaton Thomas Lietke.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Billow FAIRLAWN Chapel, 85 N. Miller Rd., with the Rev. Derek Starr Redwine officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before the service. Private interment at Rose Hill Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edna Josephine Vanica Buchholzer Scholarship (for studies of the violin), The University of Akron Foundation, Akron, OH 44325-2603.
Julius Wendell Buchholzer (1912 - 1994)*
Wendy Kathleen Buchholzer (1937 - 1965)*
Rose Hill Burial Park
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