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Hans Fuchs, 73, Retired Norwalk Doctor

Dr. Hans Fuchs
Dr. Hans Fuchs Photo Credit: Deborah Burnley

NORWALK, Conn. -- Longtime Norwalk doctor Hans Martin Fuchs, most recently a resident of Providence, R.I., died on Thursday, Dec. 24. He was 73.

Fuchs was born in Germany in 1942 to Walther Peter Fuchs and Marianne (Kraemer) Fuchs.

He earned a medical degree and doctorate from the University of Heidelberg in the 1960s. He and his wife immigrated to the United States, and he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at Norwalk Hospital in 1976. He practiced there until he retired, in 2008.

He was called a "gentleman of the old school," according to information from the Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home. He “cared deeply for his patients, treating not only illnesses but the entire patient and family with extraordinary integrity, kindness, and compassion.”

He also enjoyed music, religion, literature, cooking and his family.

He is survived by his wife, Ina (Taeger); children Tom and wife, Helen, Peter and wife, Christine, Andrew and wife, Stacie, and Karin; six grandchildren; sister Dorothea Quitmann; and brother Ulrich.

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church, in Warwick, R.I. Burial will be private. The Monahan Drabble Sherman Funeral Home handled arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Izzy Foundation, by clicking here.

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