George A. Kuehfus, 76, of Santa Fe, was born on October 9, 1940 In Cheektowaga, New York Where he was raised. George graduated from Pine Hill High School in 1958. Once he turned 18 George joined the US Air Force, after some time he was stationed in Albuquerque, NM where he met Pita Thomas, Not long after George and Pita got married on May 14, 1961 in Albuquerque NM. In 1962 they welcomed their first child (the late) AL J. Kuehfus soon after welcomed second child Allen Kuehfus May 1, 1963. They then moved to George's home town where they welcomed their third child Beth Ann Kuehfus May 1, 1964. George and Pita raised their children in Buffalo NY where George worked for GM (General Motors) while his wife was a stay at home mother. In 1991 George retired from GM, He and Pita moved to Santa Fe NM where they purchased the home where they spent the next 25 years together. George Passed away February 1, 2017 at his home with his family, due to long term illness. He is preceded in death by his parents Herbert and Helen Kuehfus, Son: AL J Kuehfus, Sister: Evelyn (Kuehfus) Fichter and husband Richard Fichter. He is survived by his loving wife Pita (Thomas) Kuehfus of 56 years, Son: Allen Kuehfus, daughter: Beth Kuehfus, grandson: Kyle Kuehfus and wife Susana Perez-Kuehfus, Granddaughter: Priscilla Kuehfus-Heller and husband Brandon Heller, Step-Grandson: Tomas Martinez, Great Grandchildren: Agustine, Jeremiah, Denise, Mariah, Emily, Brooklyn and Hazel, Sisters; Shirley Kuehfus-Carmody and husband Gerald Carmody, Marlene Kuehfus-Guerin and late husband Daniel Guerin, Brother: Richard Kuehfus and wife Pat Kuehfus as well as he has many in laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial mass will take place on Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Santa Fe at 9:00 am with burial to take place at 3:00 pm at the Santa Fe National Cemetery.
My Grandpa was a humble man; he never liked to be the center of attention. In life and now in death, he wouldn't want us to focus on him. He wouldn't want us to focus on the sadness or the pain, but instead focus on the happiness in our lives. He would want us to appreciate each other and our future. A man as humble and loving as Grandpa will always be remembered by those of us who knew him and loved him. Although we will miss him, his smile, his jokes, his love, we take consolation in the good feelings of our memories. I will love you forever and miss you always! -Priscilla ❤
Tears streamed down my face when I saw you that way.
I love you grandpa, I will love you every day.
As my tears raced down my face;
I knew you'd soon be in a happier place.
"Sorrow comes in great waves...but it rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us.it passes and we remain." - Henry James