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Hans Peter Fuchs



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Hans Peter Fuchs, of Newtown, passed away peacefully on March 30, at the age of 84, with his loving family by his side. He was born on June 17, 1936, in Stuttgart, Germany, the son of Anton and Anni Fuchs. He was predeceased by his wife, Dagmar (Hansen) Fuchs.

Hans came to the United States in 1959 at the age of 23, and was drafted the following year into the United States Army, where he proudly served for two years. He then lived in Stamford for many years before moving to Newtown. He was a tool and die maker with Steward Stamping for almost 50 years until his retirement in 2007. He enjoyed gardening and sharing stories about history and discussing politics. He was a fan of old airplanes and enjoyed watching them in action at the airshows.

Hans leaves his two daughters, Renate (Fuchs) Clarke and her husband, Lawrence, and Susanne Fuchs and her partner, Joseph Colapinto. He will also be dearly missed by his six grandsons, Nicholas Clarke, Daniel Clarke, Eric Clarke, Jakob Colapinto, Samuel Colapinto, and Matthew Colapinto, and his great-grandson, Jackson Clarke.

He is survived by his two sisters, Elisabeth Muller and Helga Rieken of Germany, and was predeceased by his two brothers, Walter and Gerhard Fuchs. He will also be missed by his brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Mildred Hansen, of Dunwoody, Ga., and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private and there are no calling hours.

Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown is serving the family.

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