MONTROSE, N.Y. – Maximilan M. Fucheck of Montrose died Feb. 10. He was 85.
A former Larchmont resident, Fucheck was retired from the Mamaroneck Police Department. He also served as a firefighter with the Montrose Volunteer Fire Department for more than 40 years.
He was born Feb. 23, 1927, in Masaryktown, Fla., to Stephan Fucheck and Agnes Shroba, immigrants from the former Czechoslovakia. His parents moved to North Tarrytown when he was two years old.
He graduated from North Tarrytown High School in 1945 and then enlisted in the Army, serving during World War II.
In 1947, he enrolled in North Carolina Teachers College to become a history teacher. He left the school after three years, unable to afford the tuition.
He moved back to North Tarrytown and went to work for General Motors. After a short time, he left GM to become a police officer for the town of Mamaroneck.
He met his wife, Beverley Pleace, on a double blind date at Glen Island Casino in New Rochelle. They married on May 2, 1959, and lived in Larchmont. In 1967, they bought their first home in Montrose.
In 1970, Fucheck retired from the Mamaroneck Police Department and went to work for the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Montrose.
He was a member of St. Patrick's Church in Verplanck, where he was a lector and a member of the choir.
Fucheck is survived by his wife of 54 years; five children, Michael, Kathleen, Joseph, Maximilan Jr. and Gregory; and 10 grandchildren.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Edward F. Carter Funeral Home in Montrose. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Church, followed by burial at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Verplanck.
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