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Hardy Charles Fuchs May 30, 1961 - July 22, 2020

Hardy Charles Fuchs

After a gallant five-year battle with cancer, Charley died peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at age 59. He earned his BSBA and MBA at Washington University, where he worked until wisely retiring in his mid 30s. While “slothfully retired,” as he called it, he enjoyed poker, golf, bowling, fantasy baseball, rooting for the Cardinals and Blues (reigning Stanley Cup Champions!), preparing for his favorite holiday (Thanksgiving), celebrating his birthday/Memorial Day at his favorite dog park, spending time with family, going on dog walks, riding his recumbent trike, and doling out candy to his grandnieces and hot dogs to his many canine pals. Among the grieving are his sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Jerry Halley; nephews Nathan (Kelly) Halley and Phil (Helen) Halley; niece Abby (Neo) Stylianou; four grandnieces, Claire, Lilou, Maya, and Julia; his trusty terrier, Dan; and many friends, who will all miss his quick wit and good humor. His beloved parents, Hardy “Toppah” and Virginia “Baba” Fuchs, predeceased him. In Charley’s memory, watch Caddyshack or Slap Shot, play Gloria, listen to the Beach Boys or Bob Seger while eating some Imo’s or a roast turkey with stuffing made from scratch, do a Fozzie Bear impression, take your dog for a special walk or a swim at Broemmelsiek Park, and/or give to Stray Rescue (https://www.strayrescue.org/donate).

Services:  Private memorial and interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.

Private memorial and interment at Park Lawn Cemetery.


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    Joe Rap says

    I knew Charley and his dog Dan from St Louis All Dogs. Charley was a ‘very sweet generous giving soul’. He would always give our group members dogs small hotdog treats. He helped with my dog’s social skills and many other dogs in our group. He and his family would annually invite us to his birthday party at his favorite dog park. His family is so nice. I speak for many St Louis All Dogs members, we will miss Charley dearly. To his family, I am so sorry for your lost and you have my deepest sympathy.

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    Sandy Jurgenson says

    So sorry for your loss! I knew Charley from WU – both working there and going to school. My Dad loves playing poker with him and I was glad to see Charley at Dad’s 90th party! I know you will miss him!

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    Bill Knittig says

    Elaine I am sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. I still remember playing baseball with him and a lot of golf. On behalf of the Knittig Family let me offer my sincerest condolences. God bless!

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