June 14, 1964 - April 19, 2023
Peter Paul Fuchs, 58, of San Diego, California, passed away at home on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, with his husband Paul Handleman at his side.
Peter devoted much of his life to being a 32° Mason. For several years, he worked as a Scholar for the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, at the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C. He was a seminarian at St. John Vianney College Seminary in Miami 1982-85, and studied at Theological College, Catholic University, in Washington, D.C. 1985-1987. Peter contributed numerous articles to Heredom, The Transactions of the Scottish Rite Research Society, in Washington, D.C., and other Masonic publications. Peter was very proud of his book, The Bull's Apron, The Aesthetic Theory of Masonic Art and Material Culture (2015), published by The Association of Masonic Arts in Alexandria, Virginia. The book acknowledges Larissa Watkins as the "Godmother of this whole project," and would not have been possible without the efforts of Dimitar Mavrov.
Peter is survived by his husband and partner of over 36 years, Paul Handleman; his parents Peter and Veronica Fuchs of Aventura, FL; three siblings, James Fuchs of Woodbridge, VA, Marianna Fox of New York, NY, and Christine Fuchs-Gosselin of Fort Lauderdale, FL; seven nieces and nephews, Julia Handleman of Murrieta, CA, Claire Handleman of Sydney, Australia, Georgia Handleman of San Diego, Samuel Handleman and Theodore Handleman of Los Angeles, CA, and Gaston Gosselin and Max Gosselin of Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is survived by his grand niece Noa Salomon of Murrieta, CA, and grand nephews Winston Elliott and Dudley Elliott of Sydney, Australia. Peter also is survived by his devoted childhood friend Robert Wolfarth and his husband Alex Fernandez of Miami Beach, FL. In addition, Peter was very close to his cousin Jimmy Jacobson of Miami, FL.
A dignified cremation took place according to Peter's wishes. A memorial of his life will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to Father Joe's Villages (https://my.neighbor.org
), which is working on solutions to homelessness in San Diego County, in Peter's memory.