Sao Paulo, Brazil — Daniel Sean Buchholz, son of Marianne Witten Buchholz and Alan Steven Buchholz, made his grand entrance into this world on July 22, 1976 in Boston. He grew up in Andover, MA and attended the Bancroft Elementary School, Doherty Middle School, and graduated from Andover High School in June 1994. He was the youngest person to complete the Boston Marathon, at age 12, and again at age 14. Dan received a B.S. in Mathematics (Phi Gamma Mu) from Trinity College, Hartford, CT, in 1998, and an MBA from University of Chicago, Booth School of Business in 2004. In high school he was recognized for his achievements in mathematics, and received the Phi Gamma Delta math prize at Trinity.
He worked in the finance industry in New York, Boston and Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he moved in 2005 to marry his fiance, Sirlene Rodrigues Oliveira, and fulfill his dreams. Dan loved and embraced the dynamic, vibrant culture in his adopted homeland and aspired be a leader in economic development in Bahia. He will be remembered for his feisty spirit and determination to succeed. He died unexpectedly at his home in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, July 5, 2012, where he lived with his wife, Sirlene.
He was predeceased by his mother, Marianne Witten Buchholz; maternal uncle Herbert Witten, maternal grandfather, Robert Witten, and paternal grandfather, Alfred Buchholz. He is survived by his wife, Sirlene Oliveira Buchholz and step-daughter, Linda Lisa (Jacarai, Brazil); father and step-mother, Alan Buchholz and Donna Carty Buchholz (Naples, FL); maternal grandmother, Ruth Witten (Chelsea, MA); paternal grandmother, Deane Buchholz (Naples, FL); brother and sister-in-law Eric and Suzanne Buchholz (North Andover, MA); step-brother and wife, Dr. Jonathan and Dr. Marcy Carty (Squantum, MA); nephews James and Jacob Buchholz and step-nieces Madison and Mackenzie Carty; paternal uncle and aunt, Ross and Kathi Buchholz (Washington, D.C.); cousin Sabrina (Boston, MA) and maternal uncle Fred Witten (Los Angeles, CA). Dan was laid to rest in his wife's hometown in Brazil.
ARRANGEMENTS: A memorial service will be planned for the future. No flowers please. The family is establishing an endowment in his memory at Trinity College. Those wishing to make a donation may send a tax-deductible contribution to: Trinity College Office of Development, 300 Summit Street, Hartford, CT 06016 indicating it is being made in memory of Daniel Buchholz '98. Dan's spirit will live in our hearts always