City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Michael Adrian Fuchs

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 82.
Died 01/09/2023.

Michael Adrian Fuchs
Michael Adrian Fuchs, of Raleigh, NC, passed away on January 9, 2023 at the age of 82, after a long battle with lymphoma and leukemia.

Michael was born on October 21, 1940 to Nicholas Fuchs and Margaret (Folk) Fuchs in Sedley, Saskatchewan, Canada. A lifelong academic, Michael studied in Edmonton, Montreal, Chicago, and New York, ultimately receiving his Doctorate of Education (EdD) from Teachers College at Columbia University. For more than 25 years he was a respected teacher, mentor, colleague and leader in the Department of Religious Studies at Marywood University in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Michael married Margaret “Peggy” (O’Neill) Fuchs in 1977. Their nearly 46 years of devoted marriage serves as a testament to their great love and respect for each other. While forever humble about his own accomplishments, Michael was immensely proud of his two children, Stephen and Lynn.

A long-time advocate for peace and social justice, he was an active member in Scranton Fellowship of Reconciliation and in his retirement moved to Knightdale, NC in 2006 to dedicate his time to urban and prison ministry and chaplaincy. Always an optimist, he approached life with playful humor and generosity. A voracious reader, his love for crossword puzzles, sharing jokes and the Yankees paled in comparison to the dedication and love he had for his wife, and the joy he shared with his granddaughters. Also known as “Eug”, “Peepaw” or just “M”, Mike left a lasting impression on countless friends, family and students. His simplicity, kindness and deep sense of service will forever remain guiding principles for his family.

Michael was preceded in death by his parents, brother Joseph, and sister Kathleen (Wingerter). His memory is carried forward by his wife Peggy, children Lynn and Steve (Gauri Dixit), grandchildren Shivali and Anika, brothers Oswald, Aloysius, and Patrick, many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Friends and family are invited to services which will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Church (11401 Leesville Rd, Raleigh, NC 27613), on Tuesday January 17, 2023 at 3:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Catholic Relief Services ( or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (

The family would like to recognize the compassionate care provided by the team of dedicated nurses and physicians at Duke Raleigh Cancer Center.

For additional information or for service details, please reach out to the family directly.

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

Simply having to reach out to a funeral home can feel overwhelming. Our goal is to simplify the entire funeral home experience and make the process as easy as possible. We hope to eliminate any unnecessary surprises by publishing our total cost and the services we provide directly on our website. All of our obituaries are provided free of charge as a way to help families celebrate and commemorate the lives of their loved ones.

Our Promise

Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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