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Bernard John Fuchs

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Bernard John Fuchs Obituary
Bernard John Fuchs

TALLMADGE -- Bernard John Fuchs, age 80, passed away February 7, 2014, surrounded by his family.

Bernie was born in Akron and lived his life in the Akron-Tallmadge area. He worked in sales for the Valenite Corp., retiring in 1999 after 25 years of service. He was a 1952 graduate of Stow High School, a U.S. Army Veteran, and a member of the Tallmadge Jaycee's where he served as secretary, and later as president. Bernie received the Jaycee Distinguished Service Award as "Young Man of the Year." In 1967 he was selected as one of the "Outstanding Young Men of America." He also served on the Board of Management for the Tallmadge Branch of the YMCA-YWCA. He worked the sidelines on the chain crew for Tallmadge Football from 1995 to 2012, a member of Our Lady of Victory Charitable Funds Committee, served as acolyte for funeral masses at the church and a member of the Tallmadge Rotary serving as secretary in 2011. Bernie volunteered for Ohio Reads, Mobile Meals and Akron Hunger Center. Bernie was a very active member of the Tallmadge Community in various capacities. He was appointed to City Council and served on Planning and Zoning Commission for 18 years, five years as chairman. He was a member of Tallmadge Business and Industrial Development Commission as a Trustee. He was appointed to the Civil Service Commission in 1991 and served several terms as chairman. Bernie was selected as one of the city's "Distinguished Citizen over the past 50 years" during the Bicentennial Celebration in 2007. In 2012, Bernie was awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the City of Tallmadge.

Bernie was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Ann (nee Van Brimmer) Fuchs; his parents, Carl and Eva (nee Morrell) Fuchs; a daughter, Laura Lee; and a brother, Norman. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Janice Ann (David) Braun of Aurora; a son, Steven John Fuchs of Stow; two sisters, Kathleen (Edward) Berg of Cuyahoga Falls and Carla (Fred) Jennings of Barberton; grandchildren, Hannah, Aaron, and Christian Braun.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, February 14, 2014 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 73 North Ave., Tallmadge, with Rev. Michael Matusz officiating. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 until 8 p.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the DONOVAN FUNERAL HOME, 17 SOUTHWEST AVE. (on the Historic Tallmadge Circle). In lieu of other remembrances, donations may be given to the Tallmadge Rotary Club for Scholarships, P.O. Box 511, Tallmadge, OH 44278.



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Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Feb. 12, 2014
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