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Obituary: Roy Fuchs

Roy Fuchs, chairman of the board of the Friends of Sagamore Hill, passed away the morning of May 12, 2013. Roy W. Fuchs was born in Brooklyn on June 1, 1930, son of Walter and Patricia Quinn Fuchs. He graduated from Valley Stream High School. He earned a college degree from Farmingdale College in Agriculture. He managed a fruit and dairy farm upstate in Elnora, New York for a few years. He was hoping to become a veterinarian when “Uncle Sam” called. He served in the US Navy air control division for eight years. After military duty he became a banker with Franklin National Bank, a savings and loan bank, and Bank Leumi. He married Asenath Hatch in 1963.

Roy Fuchs was a Rotarian (charter president of Plainview Rotary Club and district treasurer). He has been a member of Old First Presbyterian Church of Huntington since 1969, where he served on Session and was a trustee.

In retirement, he was a volunteer at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. He loved the outdoors and took pride in helping maintain the property especially riding the tractor and cutting the lawn at Sagamore Hill. He was serving as Chairman of Friends of Sagamore Hill upon his death on May 12. He was a very loving and caring husband and father. He is survived by his wife, four children and ten grandchildren.

Visitation was at the Jacobsen Funeral Home Thursday, May 16. A memorial service was held at Old First Church 125 Main Street, Huntington, on Saturday, May 18.

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The kids may be grown. The marriage may have not worked out. Perhaps retirement affords more free time than was anticipated.

Enter The Transition Network, an national social group featuring an active chapter on Long Island that meets regularly at the Plainview-Old Bethpage Library.

Judy Forman, Plainview resident and program co-chair, noted that The Transition Network is an organization of women ages 50 and over who are ‘transitioning’ into the next phase of their lives — whether it be retirement, divorce, losing a loved one or so on — and helping them to meet new people while expanding their horizons.  

Plainview resident Cila Schlanger was eager to attend a two-hour property tax workshop at the Farmingdale Public Library last week — the problem is, so were many other people.

“I was taken aback once I came here because there was such a line,” she said. “I thought it would be a two-hour workshop, but individuals had to wait to be helped on a first come, first serve basis.”

Residents are trying to save a buck whenever and wherever they can, especially when it comes to property taxes. To try and lend a helping hand, elected officials recently hosted a property tax exemption workshop at the library, drawing residents from across Nassau County.


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