FALMOUTH -- Robert J. Fuchs Jr., 53, died Friday, Aug. 1, at his home in Falmouth from pancreatic cancer after fighting it for almost two years.
Mr. Fuchs was born in Port Jefferson, N.Y., the son of Robert J. Fuchs Sr. and Pauline (Gleason) Fuchs.
He was a graduate of Mercy High School, Riverhead, N.Y., Class of 1968. In 1972 he graduated from Saint Joseph University with a major in international relations.
Mr. Fuchs was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and served during the Vietnam War with the U.S. Army from June 1972 until June of 1975. He then continued as a senior master sergeant with the U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring in 1995. He was currently employed by the Federal Civil Service as a transportation specialist at Fort Devens.
In May 2003, Mr. Fuchs moved to Falmouth from Ashburnham, where he had lived for the previous 18 years. He was a former parishioner of Saint Denis and Saint Ann Church of Ashburnham and also a parishioner of Saint Anthony’s Church of East Falmouth.
He loved his family and was a devoted and generous husband and father. He had coached T-ball, Little League, and basketball, and had run in the Falmouth Road Race for seven years.
Mr. Fuchs leaves his wife of 24 years, Deborah A. (Lopes) Fuchs; two sons, Matthew J. and David J. Fuchs, both of Falmouth; his father of S. Seatauket, N.Y.; three sisters, Peggy Gathy of Bayville, N.Y., Patricia Crabtree of Bellport, N.Y., and Marianne Garritan of Eastsound, Wash.; and seven nieces and nephews. His mother pre-deceased him in 1993.
FUCHS -- On Aug. 1, Robert J. Fuchs Jr., 53, of Falmouth. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. in Saint Anthony’s Church, Route 28 East Falmouth. Burial will follow with military honors at the VA National Cemetery of Massachusetts, Bourne. Visiting hours will be Monday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Chapman, Cole, and Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St. (Route 28), Falmouth. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. in Saint Denis Church, Main St., Ashburnham. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory may be made to Food to the Poor, 550 SW 12th Ave., Deerfield Beach, Fla. 33442. For online guestbook and directions, go to www.ccgfuneralhome.com.