created for the family of
Gertrud Fuchs, geb. Richter
geboren: December 29, 1920  gestorben: May 10, 2009

Gerhard Otto Fuchs
geboren: December 24, 1921  gestorben: February 7,  2011

Memorial Service & Ash Scattering for
Gertrud Fuchs was held
on 12/8/2009 on the ocean surrounding Hilo, Hawaii

Memorial Service & Ash Scattering
for Gerhard Fuchs was held
 on 11/14/2011 on the ocean surrounding Hilo, Hawaii


18 degrees, 45.5' North / 155 degrees, 4' West

For both scatterings it was a beautiful morning out on the ocean.

The cremains where set up on the back of our 20' Bayliner boat  being surrounded by tropical orchids, andthuriums, and ti leafs, as to honor this special moment and the beautiful surrounding... 

We started early in the morning from Hilo Harbor.  The sun was just starting to peak out after a brief light shower.  The tropical air was clean and fresh, a nice morning to go out on the ocean.


The cremains were set up on the back side of the boat while we were taking a leisure boat ride to the place where the ash scattering was to be performed.


The ashes where scattered into the blue ocean accompanied by the tropical flowers. From this spot in the ocean one can see the beautiful Mauna Kea Mountain and the plume of the Volcano on a clear day.  In wintertime Mauna Kea can be snowcapped, which is very beautiful.


I am Free

Don't grieve for me, for now I'm free.
I'm following the path that was laid, you see.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work , to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way,
I found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh , a kiss,
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow,
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much,
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief,
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts and peace to thee,
Remember me, but don't grieve for me,
for now I'm free..