Erwin Hans Pfeuffer (Hans) passed away on August 19, 2019 at the age of 87 in Roswell, New Mexico. Hans was born In Wurzburg, Germany. His parents, Hans and Marie, and his sister, Hannelore, preceded him in death.
Surviving is his wife, Yukie Ebara-Pfeuffer, also of Roswell, his daughter, Nina Heindel and husband, Ken, of Walnut Creek, California, and grandchildren, Eric, Sean and Morgan, and great granddaughter, Adelaide. Also, daughter, Lisa Richards and her husband Dan, of Phoenix Arizona, and grandchildren Alexa and Patrick Callander.
Hans earned an electrical engineering degree in Germany and a Ph.D. He immigrated to the USA in 1957. He was as an Professional Electrical Engineer for Bell Labs/AT&T having lived in New Jersey, Louisiana, and Northern California. He was an entrepreneur and successful business man having opened an independent hearing aid practice in Walnut Creek, California, eventually he retired to Roswell, New Mexico.
Hans was a world traveler. He and Yukie often traveled to Germany and Japan to visit family and friends, as well as many other places throughout the world and the United States. He enjoyed, German sausage, pumpernickel bread, a room temperature beer and a good game of chess. He also enjoyed hiking, fishing, camping, driving his Mercedes, and tinkering around in his garage. His daughters, Nina and Lisa, fondly remember going on camping trips with their Dad and driving around in his orange International Scout. One time while fishing with his son in law, Dan, and grandson Patrick, on the great Lake Superior, they caught a lake trout. He chuckled and said, "We caught one dumb fish!" His grandchildren were always excited when "Grandpa Hans" would make a surprise visit to California or Arizona.
Those who got to know Hans would say, "He was someone you wanted to get to know, and when you did who were so glad you had". Hans lived a very storied life and was so proud of his two daughters, Nina and Lisa.
He was a member of Lions Club International and Toastmasters.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the Alzheimers Association, New Mexico Chapter.