SOUTHINGTON - Wilfred "Will" A. Fuchs, 85, of the Milldale section of Southington, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Monday, July 7, 2014 at St. Mary's Hospital. He was the loving and devoted husband of Cecilia (Mayo) Fuchs for over 60 years.
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Born August 4, 1928 in Englewood, N.J. to the late Herman and Wilhelmine (Dieling) Fuchs, he had been a longtime Southington resident.
Will was a Korean War Veteran who intercepted, decrypted, and translated Russian military messages for the U. S. Army. He worked for Curtis Publishing Co. and retired from Charlton Press. He played basketball at Rutgers and loved the New York Yankees and UCONN sports. He coached his sons' Little League teams and was an avid bowler. Anyone who knew the man had no trouble decrypting his unique sense of humor as happiness, love, and compassion. Will had no trouble conveying his love for anyone whoever participated in his life. He will be missed dearly and never forgotten by the countless lives he touched.
In addition to his wife, Cecilia, he is survived by two sons, Craig Fuchs, and his wife, Marnie, of Branford; and Kurt Fuchs, and his wife, Wendy, of Burlington; and four grandchildren, Megan Villanueva, and her husband, Antonio; Kirsten Fuchs; Ethan Fuchs; and Aaron Fuchs. He was also the big brother to Alfred Fuchs, and his wife, Phyllis, of Brunswick, Maine. He leaves behind many loving nieces, nephews, and his two lifelong family friends, Al Fahnestock and Judith Thibodeau.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 11, at St. Aloysius Church, 254 Burritt St., Plantsville. Burial with full military honors will follow in South End Cemetery, Southington. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, July 10, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Plantsville Funeral Home, 975 S. Main St., Plantsville.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Will's memory may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Central Connecticut, Inc., 830 Corbin Avenue, P.O. Box 578, New Britain, CT 06050. For online condolences and directions, please visit www.plantsvillefuneralhome.com.
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975 South Main Street
Plantsville, CT 06479
Published in The Record-Journal on July 8, 2014