Harold “Bud” Edward Fuchs, Jr., passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was born Aug. 19, 1942, in St. Louis, Missouri, to parents Harold Edward and Virginia Ann.
He attended Holy Redeemer Catholic Grade School and Bishop DuBourg Catholic High School, where he was later inducted into their Sports Hall of Fame. He then first attended Quincy College on a basketball scholarship, then transferred to St. Louis University after an injury. He graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He made lifelong friends at both schools.
In his senior year, he married Margaret “Maggie” Mary Walsh of Shawnee, Oklahoma. Bud began a sales career that was a joy to him. He traveled the country selling textbooks on college campuses around the country. He regarded the Oklahoma schools as “his” schools and held many other schools as part of his territory at various times. In 1965 the couple moved to Yukon, Oklahoma, where they continued to reside.
Travel filled the rest of his life and he was very proud of the fact that he and his wife took both of their children to all 49 of the 50 states that were land locked. Brian Craig and Bridget Anne learned much more than geography on these family travels. Bud also became an avid whitewater enthusiast, spending many weekends paddling the rivers of northwestern Arkansas.
Bud was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maggie; his son, Brian, Brian’s wife Kris and granddaughters Rowan and Erin, of Vienna, Virginia; his daughter, Bridget Patterson of Yukon, Oklahoma; and his granddaughter, Madeline Patterson of Denver, Colorado. Bud is also survived by his brothers, Bob Fuchs of San Jose, California, Dick Fuchs of Tarzana, California, and Tom Fuchs of Ft Lauderdale, Florida.
Viewing and visitation hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Yanda & Son Funeral Home, Yukon, Oklahoma. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Yukon, Oklahoma.
Flowers are welcome, or as an alternative, donations can be made to Arkansas Canoe Club (https://arkansascanoeclub.com/) or a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be signed at www.yandafuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Yanda & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Yukon, Oklahoma.