A Mass of Christian burial for J. Paul Buchheit Jr., who owned businesses in the Glen Burnie area, will be offered at 9:30 a.m. today at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Roman Catholic Church, 8499 Virginia Ave., in Riviera Beach.
Mr. Buchheit, who was 64 and lived on Lake Drive in Bayside Beach, died Sunday at North Arundel Hospital of heart failure.
Since 1978, he owned Fancy Tees, a T-shirt shop in the Harundale Mall with his son. For the past two years, they also operated Teezing, a gift shop there.
bTC From 1942 until 1972, he owned Paul's Taxicab Co. in Glen Burnie.
During the 1970s, he also was a partner in MPI, an investment group, and owned Melopa Stable, which raced horses at tracks in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
A native of Baltimore and a graduate of St. Katharine of Siena School, he earlier worked as an iceman and in his father's service station in the Waverly area.
He served in the Marine Corps during World War II, in China after the Japanese surrender and earlier on Okinawa, where he was awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded by shrapnel from a hand grenade.
Mr. Buchheit was a member of the Glen Burnie Lodge of the Moose, the Mountain Road Optimist Club, the Disabled American Veterans and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, the former M. Charmaine Harman; two daughters, Sarah A. Smith and Paula M. Hook, both of Bayside Beach; a son, John Paul Buchheit III of Pasadena; a sister, S. Frances Trageser of Parkville; and three grandchildren.