Obituary- Henry Fugard "Viking545"

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Obituary- Henry Fugard "Viking545"

Postby Palomino on Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:37 pm

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I was saddened today to learn of the death of my good friend Henry Hansen Fugard, 74 years old, of Brooklyn, NY. Henry played checkers for many years in the Kings Room at MSN's Game Zone and later at Kurnik (PlayOk) under the name of Viking 545. He had many friends who simply referred to him as "Vik". In addition to checkers (note jacket) Vik loved baseball and was a "Die-Hard" New York Mets fan.

Henry traveled to Lebanon, TN and played in the Minors Division of the Tennessee State Checkers Tounament several times along with the New York State / District 2 Checkers Tournament in 2005.

Born January 10, 1936, Henry was the son of John and Mary Fugard. He is survived by his sister Evelyn Furgard of Brooklyn, NY, a son, Christopher Furgard of Florida and one grandson.

Henry has battled a number of serious health problems since 2004 and has had several hospital stays this year.

His cremated remains will be interred alongside his parents. In Ocean View Cemetery
3315 Amboy Road, Oakwood, New York 10306
(Richmond County)
No services are planned.

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Re: Obituary- Henry Fugard "Viking545"

Postby Danny_Alvarez on Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:43 am

I have also never met Vik but i have played with him and he was a great guy.
May he rest in peace.

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Re: Obituary- Henry Fugard "Viking545"

Postby kiwinurse on Mon Dec 20, 2010 2:08 pm

Very sorry to hear of Viking's death.We used to have games also. He was a fine man.regards Jan Mortimer
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Re: Obituary- Henry Fugard "Viking545"

Postby tommyc on Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:36 pm

Good ol Henry remember him well.................great photos PAL............fair play.
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Re: Obituary- Henry Fugard "Viking545"

Postby tommyc on Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:58 pm

Sad news today of Shane McCoskers granny has passed on.Annie Bonnar was a fine lady and a great supporter of Shane since he began playing...R.I.P
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Re: Obituary- Henry Fugard "Viking545"

Postby tommyc on Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:08 pm

at this addy to offer your condolences.
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