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1933 Joe 2016

Joe Yoshiya Fuchida

September 27, 1933 — June 28, 2016

Joe Yoshiya Fuchida passed away on June 28, 2016. Joe was born in Japan. He came to the United States in1957 and received American citizenship in 1965. He studied at Waseda University in Japan and in the U.S., he studied architecture at the University of Oregon and Columbia University. Joe earned license to practice architecture in New York and New Jersey and was certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards which entitled him to reciprocal registration in the fifty states and U.S. territories. He also held a First Class Architect License in Japan.

In 1972 Joe started private practice in New York City with an architectural firm serving the business community. In time the firm developed from a start-up specializing in corporate architecture to an internationally recognized, award winning design firm. The firm's clients included major corporations in the U.S and abroad as well as the City of New York, the U.S. Postal Service and Canadian Pacific. Geographically, completed projects spanned many states as well as internationally in Japan, China, Canada, the U.K. and Germany. A longtime Cresskill resident, he served eight years on the Cresskill Planning Board. He retired his practice in 2003. In retirement, Joe contributed articles on architecture to journals and other publications in Japan.

Joe is survived by his wife, Marie, son, John, daughter, Ellen Hawley and her husband James Devereaux, grandson, Bennett and granddaughter, Adeline; also a sister, Miyako Fuchida Overturf, many brothers and sisters-in-law and a host of nieces and nephews. Joe loved his family, he loved America, his adopted country, and he loved his profession. As was his wish, the funeral will be held privately with a memorial to be scheduled for a later date. Those wishing to remember Joe may make a donation in his memory to the Cresskill Ambulance and EMS Corps, 51 Madison Avenue, Cresskill, NJ 07626.

Funeral Home: Riewerts Memorial Home 187 So. Washington Ave. Bergenfield, NJ US 07621

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Cedar Lawn Crematory

McLean Blvd & Crooks Ave
Paterson, NJ 07513

Cremation was private.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Riewerts Memorial Home

187 South Washington Ave.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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