Merrium Charmaine “Mum Mum” Buchheit
September 22, 1931 - September 2, 2023
Merrium Charmaine “Mum Mum” Buchheit, age 91, formerly of Lewes, DE, left this world on Saturday, September 2, 2023, to be reunited with the love of her life, John Paul Buchheit, Jr.
Born in Pasadena, Maryland on September 22, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Edward Charles and Mildred Leona Harman. Charmaine’s childhood was of humble beginnings working on the family farm where she gained her strong will, her hard work ethic, and her love for all animals. Many stories were told of her beloved pets she had throughout her life, from “Billy” the goat, “Pearl” the cat, and “Michelle” the French poodle.
Charmaine’s earthly life was one of love and compassion. She raised three children with her loving husband, John Paul, in Pasadena, Maryland. In addition, she had it in her heart to take in foster children who she treated as family, as Charmaine was all about family. She loved her family dearly and hosted the best holiday parties at her house. Charmaine loved to cook and bake; her crabcake recipe has been used in the family restaurant, Crabby Dicks, and has been enjoyed by many. She loved to travel at a moment’s notice and was adventurous with her fashion and style. Charmaine made the most of her life and has left a great impact on the people she leaves behind and the lives which she touched.
In addition to her parents, Charmaine was preceded in death by her loving husband, John Paul Buchheit, Jr. She is survived by her two daughters, Deborah Smith and Paula Buchheit; her son, John Paul Buchheit III; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; her German Shepherd, Miss Cooter Brown; and her Cockatoo of 50 years, Casper.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City, DE, where a Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 12:00 pm. A graveside service for family and friends will begin at 2:30 pm on Thursday, September 7, 2023, at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7231 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie, MD.