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David Maurice Fuhs

Chantilly, VA

February 21, 1939 - April 1, 2024

David Maurice Fuhs Obituary

David M. Fuhs

February 21, 1939 - April 1, 2024


David “Dave” Maurice Fuhs passed away peacefully at home on April 1, 2024, at age 85, surrounded by the presence and prayers of his beloved family. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Richard Fuhs and Lenore (Lents), Dave is survived by his wife Haydée (Lobatόn), his four children Jim (Karen) Fuhs, Bryan (Cathy) Fuhs, Greg (Karen) Fuhs, and Cindy (Chris) Sherman, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and stepbrother John Morgan. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard Jr., stepfather Warren Morgan (Warren and Lenore married many years after Richard’s passing), and grandson Matthew Thomas Fuhs. Dave was also a beloved brother-in-law to Haydée’s nine siblings, and a loving uncle to numerous nieces and nephews.


After graduating from high school in 1957 Dave enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving with honor and rising to the rank of quartermaster before his discharge in 1965. While stationed in Washington DC he met the love of his life, Haydée, and after they married in November 1965 he remained by her side for over 58 years, devoted to his wife and family in good times and in bad, for richer and for poorer, in health and in sickness, a model of dedication to them as well as his extended family, friends, and colleagues through countless acts of generosity, kindness, and selfless support over the decades.


After completing his tour of duty with the Navy, Dave settled into a successful civilian career as a machinist, honing his craft and gradually amassing an impressive tool collection through the 1980s while also completing his associate degree at Northern Virginia Community College in 1976. He eventually found his dream job at The Washington Post, where he proudly served from 1988 until his retirement in 2008, literally keeping the presses running for two decades at one of the world’s premiere newspapers and receiving numerous accolades for his efforts.


Outside of work, Dave was known for his love of fishing (especially in his younger years), cooking, chess, and most of the major sports. Along with coaching or otherwise supporting his kids’ and grandkids’ teams when they were growing up, he was an avid fan of the major Washington DC area professional sports teams, often organizing his schedule around watching Commanders, Nationals, Orioles, Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics games, and frequently providing updates on the latest scores and standings to anyone within earshot. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.


Memorial services, including interment of Dave’s ashes with military honors at Quantico National Cemetery, will take place at a date to be determined. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dave’s name to the Prostate Cancer Foundation at www.pcf.org. May he be long and well-remembered, and rest in eternal peace.


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