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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist district leader

The Rev. John P. Buchheister, United Methodist district leader

He led churches in Homeland and Perry Hall and was a gifted singer

By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun 8:11 p.m. EST, December 10, 2012 People ObituariesReligion United MethodistReligion Westminster United Methodist

The Rev. John Paul Buchheister Sr., a retired pastor who had been a United Methodist Church district superintendent, died of cardiac failure Saturday at Oak Crest Village. He was 87 and had lived in Lutherville.

Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Harry Buchheister, a chocolate candy and taffy confectioner. He grew up on Wilkens Avenue in Violetville in Southwest Baltimore and was a 1943 graduate of Polytechnic Institute, where he was quarterback of the school's football team.

He joined the Navy and was sent to the University of North Carolina, where he took courses at its preflight school. There he played for the school's football and lacrosse teams. He also played sandlot football for the old Wilkens Athletic Association.

After the war he considered joining the family candy business but instead enrolled at the Westminster Theological Seminary in Westminster. He had earlier organized a men's Bible study class at Violetville Methodist Church.

As a student minister, he served United Methodist congregations at Level in Harford County, where he helped organize a volunteer fire company. When assigned to Perry Hall, he built a new church and helped form a recreation council so his son could play football.

A 1956 article in The Baltimore Sun noted that he led the singing at a Methodist youth meeting sponsored by the Temperance League of Maryland and Delaware.

From 1964 to 1971, he was pastor of Westminster United Methodist Church. While in Carroll County, he saw a need for housing for the elderly and began the planning for the Timber Ridge Apartments…,0,6829650.story

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