Paul Fuchsman
Born 1919 in New York City, NY
Died 4/29/2013 in Chillicothe, OH


Paul Fuchsman, 94, of Chillicothe, Ohio died at home April 29, 2013 following an extended illness. He was born on January 23, 1919 in New York City, NY to the late Jacob and Fannie Fuchsman. In 1942, he ran the Boston Marathon, finishing 23. Paul was a proud World War II Army veteran who served in the South Pacific and survived the sinking of the USS Coolidge. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Badge. On April 17, 1948, Paul married the love of his life, Dorothy Pelefsky who preceded him in death on August 27, 2005. He graduated from Syracuse University in 1952 and remained a lifelong Orange fan, thrilled to see his team make it to the 2013 Final Four. Paul was employed for many years by the IRS. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling with his wife, visiting 49 of 50 states and most of the Canadian provinces.

Survived by his daughters, Joan Fuchsman of Washington D.C., Rita Fuchsman of Chillicothe, Ohio; son, Alan Fuchsman of Lenexa, Kansas; grandchildren, Maddie and Dillon Fuchsman of Lenexa, Kansas; his Chillicothe family, Janet, Philip, Kaitlyn and Christopher Cunningham; and his devoted caregiver, Genie Allison. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and sisters-in-law, Shirley Dubin and Mary Fuchsman. Paul was predeceased by his sister, Sarah and brothers, Morris, Joe and Sam.

Services will be conducted 2 p.m. on Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Birnbaum Funeral Chapel, 1909 E. Fayette Street. Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in Beth El Cemetery. Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Temple Adath Yeshurun, 450 Kimber Rd., Syracuse, NY 13224.

Date of Death: April 29, 2013
Burial Location
Dorothy (Pelefsky) Fuchsman
Born 1923
Died 8/27/2005