~~James (Jimmy, Jim) A Fuchs of Ringwood, NJ passed away after a fierce battle with cancer, surrounded by his family and friends that he adored, at Hackensack University Medical Center on May 15th 2017. Born on October 8th, 1961 and raised in Little Ferry NJ, he attended St. Margaret’s Catholic School and graduated from Ridgefield Park High School in 1979.
Jim was an amazing man with a unique view on life. He had a wicked sense of humor that touched everyone he met, and his jokes will not be forgotten. He was kind and caring, generous and honest. He loved deeply and always let those he loved know it. He was an inspiration to so many, always with a positive attitude. He always saw the glass half full, despite the struggles he endured in his too short life. Jim was a strong and brave warrior, facing cancer 3 times over 7 years, always with grace, strength and courage.
Jim had a lifetime career in the telecommunications field. His latest position was as a Senior Security Technical Project Manager for Akamai Technologies. Jim LOVED his job, and the people he worked with. He was very honored to work for Akamai and held all his customers and co-workers in high regard. He was a team member, a mentor and a friend to all.
Jim loved his activities…Skiing, Golfing, Hiking and Backpacking, Camping, Mountain Biking. There are many stories of his adventures over his lifetime with his best friends. These stories will keep him alive and with us forever.
Jim was predeceased by his loving parents, John and Margaret (Love) Fuchs.
Jim is survived by his truest love and soulmate Cheryl Gilberti Fuchs and their dog Jack, his most beloved sons Kyle Fuchs and Sean Fuchs of South Lake Tahoe, CA, his brother Michael Fuchs and his wife Mary Schnitker, his sister Karen Schmidt and her husband Jeffrey of Toms River, NJ, his nephew Jeffrey Scott Schmidt and his wife Kate and great-niece Lily, nephew Matthew Schmidt, nephew Christopher Fuchs, niece Brittany Morales, step-nephew Zachary Cuttita, step-niece Ani Cuttita and step-niece Sarah Miler-Cafasso, and his loving aunt, cousins, in-laws and friends.
Jim will be deeply and painfully missed by so many. But he believed that although we may die and leave our bodies we never really leave this earth. He is with us, making us laugh, guiding us to be better people, and that will never die.