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Joe Yoshiya Fuchida

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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Dear Mrs. Fuchida, John and Ellen, I am so sorry to hear about your loss....my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sincerely , Maryellen Mullarkey

maryellen mullarkey Aug 3 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Marie and Family, Our deepest condolences. May the peace that surpasses all understanding be with you always. Your friends at NAMI NJ. (CS)

Guest Jul 7 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Marie, John and Ellen, My deepest condolences on Joe's passing. Keep 'top of mind' all the many happy memories of your life together. Vicki Sidrow, Dumont, NJ

Guest Jul 5 2016 12:00 AM

Aunt Marie, Ellen & John,Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

Christine Wheaton Jul 3 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Marie and family, I am so sorry to hear about Joe's passing. I know how much he means to you. You are all in my thoughts and prayers for this difficult time. May God hold you in his arms and comfort you.

David Moore Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM

Hi Marie I am very sorry about your loss. You are in the thoughts and prayer Ruth, Christopher and myself. Scott

Scott Collins Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry For Your Loss

Andy Rola Jul 1 2016 12:00 AM