Mr. Richard “Butch” Fuchs (July 11, 1940 - May 17, 2023)

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Mr. Richard “Butch” Fuchs
  • July 11, 1940
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  • May 17, 2023

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Richard “Butch” Fuchs, devoted husband, loving father, successful businessman, and friend to so many, passed away peacefully on May 17, 2023, in Florida after a brief illness. He was 82 yrs. old.

He was born in Paramus NJ to the parents of Gerhard and Jean who instilled in him the value of hard work and self-reliance. Rich hailed from New Jersey and New York prior to becoming a Floridian.

He began his 40-year career as an Auto Body Shop Owner in New Jersey. He was a car enthusiast, &car collector. He was a member of Rusty Relics Antique Car club in Paramus NJ.

Retirement was just another successful phase for Rich and Marie. They relocated to The Villages, Florida in 2014. He continued to share love and laughter with Marie along with his children Ricky, Debbie, Dean and Renee. Grandchildren Matt, Alivia, Camryn, Taylor & Christian. Nieces Lisa, Donna, & Susan. Nephews Gerry, Bill, & Dan. Sister Mimi, & Brother-In-Law Bill.

Rich has many friends and admirers, some of which have known him for decades. All would agree that Rich would always try to find joy and humor in life. He enjoyed family, friends, golf, bocce, & car shows. He will truly be missed, and his memory will be engraved in our hearts forever.

A Celebration of Life will take place September 23, 2023, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm at the Eisenhower Recreation Center (King/Nimitz room) in The Villages, FL. The family would like to thank all the wonderful friends who have shared their grief at Rich’s passing.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to “Tunnel to Towers” or “St. Jude Children’s Research”.


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  1. George and Faith Mileo says:
    15 Sep 2023
    Marie and Family-
    We are so sad for your great loss. We miss Rich and have such wonderful memories of him these last 9 years. He always had a smile and a funny thing to say or share. We loved watching him putter around the garden or toot down the street in the golf cart always with a wave and a smile. We will remember having a drink together or celebrating a birthday or holiday or just being together. He was a wonderful neighbor and friend. Big hugs to you all.

  2. George and Faith Mileo says:
    15 Sep 2023
    Marie and family- We loved and will miss Rich. He was a wonderful friend and neighbor. We will always remember his smile and laugh. We loved seeing him ride down the street in the golf cart and stop to wave and chat. He was always puttering around the house and never failed to smile whenever he saw us. We had some fun times together and will treasure the memories we made these last 9 years.

  3. Pauline Cacace says:
    05 Sep 2023
    Don and I are so sorry about Rich. He had a special place in our hearts. Don always looked forward to Mondays to have Rich be next to him. The parties with the group were always so much fun. We miss him.

  4. Lou says:
    04 Sep 2023
    Hey buddy. We’ll all miss you.

  5. Joe Sabella says:
    13 Aug 2023
    Marie
    Jane and I are so sorry to hear of Richard's passing.
    Our hearts and prayers are with you during these very difficult times.

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