Sarah Jo (Hart) Buchman, known as Sally to her family and friends, passed away in West Jefferson, Ohio on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at age 62, after a lengthy and courageous battle with Huntington’s Disease. As a teacher and yoga instructor, she touched many lives with her compassion, grace, strength, and infinite joy.
Sally was born in Marysville, Ohio on January 30, 1958. She graduated from Marysville High School (1976) and received a BS in Journalism from Ohio University (1980). She earned an MA in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University in 1989.
Sally became a life long Buckeye fan from her father, who took her to games as a young girl. Sally was curious and creative and wore many hats in her lifetime. She loved painting, reading, dancing, her animals, walking in the woods, water-skiing at Indian Lake and Christmastime, amassing a collection of more nutcrackers than can be reliably counted.
But most of all Sally loved her daughters, Emily and Lily, who were her heart’s joy and reason for pushing on. And even as the disease ravaged her mind and body, it never diminished her loving, soulful spirit.
Sally is survived by her loving husband of forty years, James Buchman, and daughters Emily Buchman and Lillian (Robert) Wall; brother Roger (Nelda) Hart of Mpls. MN and his family: Tim (Fernanda) Hart, Anna (Ryan) Siskind; grandnieces and nephews, Emelina and Luca Hart, and Leah and Mila Siskind; as well as grandniece Hunter (Alex) English of Cincinnati, Ohio.
She is preceded in death by her father and mother, J. Donald and T. Kathleen Hart, formally of Marysville, Ohio; sister Donna Koger and nephew Brandon Smith, formally of Columbus, Ohio.
Family will receive friends on Friday, November 6, from 4 to 7 PM at Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers donations be made in Sally’s memory to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America www.hdsa.org
Sally is at peace now and will live in our memories and hearts forever. She was loved dearly and deeply be many people. Rest in peace sweet Sally.