H. Peter Braunfisch


Obituary Notice

H. Peter Braunfisch, 68, of Little Rock, died on May 22, 2004, after a long battle with cancer.

Mr. Braunfisch was born in Berlin, Germany, the son of the late George Peter Braunfisch and the late Margaret Bellingrath Braunfisch. He is survived by his wife, Robbie J. Braunfisch; two sons, Albert B. Braunfisch and J. Peter Braunfisch; and four grandsons.

In 1956, Mr. Braunfisch immigrated to Little Rock and worked on the production line of the Arkansas Coca-Cola Company, and in 1958 was drafted into the United States Army. Following an honorable discharge from the Army, he joined Commercial National Bank in Little Rock and enjoyed a lengthy career in banking before changing careers and joining Favorite Check Printers, which he later acquired. In 1990, he co-founded Image Checks, Inc. with his sons and guided it to become the third largest direct to consumer check printer in the country. He was honored to serve on many charitable and industry boards and committees, and was Chairman of the Financial Stationers Association representing all financial printers throughout North America.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 25th, at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Little Rock, with The Rev. Canon R. Ewing (Andy) Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends in the Parish Hall immediately following the memorial service.

Interment is to be held at a later date and will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to CARTI at PO Box 55011, Little Rock, AR 72215.

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  • Albert, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. 
    Mike Abell 
    Mailsouth inc. / Director of Multi-markets Services 
    Helena, Alabama
    Email: mabell
  • Albert, Tracey and Family -- You have my deepest condolences. If there is anything I can do, please let me know.
    Derrick Sugg 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dear Robbie, Albert & Pete: I know you must be feeling a lot of pain right now, but I hope you find peace in knowing that you have a lot of friends that have you in their prayers at this time.

    I worked with Peter for many years at Favorite Checks Printers, then later at Clarke. I was younger at the time and learned a lot about the business world from Peter. I respected him very much, and while I know he was a very private person, I always knew how much he loved his family, and how proud he was of Albert & Peter. I had a chance to go sailing with Peter & Robbie several times and remember every one of them like it was yesterday. I will always keep those memories with me.

    Please know that you are all in my thoughts at this difficult time.

    Karen Bridges 
    VP, Global DocuGraphix 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Email: kbridges@gdxinc.com

  • It is hard to put into words to describe what a wonderful person Peter was and the positive influence that he had in my life. I often think of him as a mentor, but that does not even do justice to all that I learned from my time with him. He saw something in me and gave me my 1st chance in the business world. He encouraged and listened to me when I needed someone to talk with. He was my boss and my friend. I will miss him terribly. The world needs more men like Peter Braunfisch.
    Helen-Ann Poole 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Dear Robbie, I was shocked and saddened to read about the untimely death of Peter. Please know I am thinking about you and the boys...it has been a very long time since we both lived on Kavanaugh Place, but I still remember it fondly.
    Anne Canaday Jones Sloan 
    Louisville, Kentucky
    Email: annecsloan@cs.com
  • My first knowledge of Hans Peter Braunfisch was when he greeted me with a German accent and handshake in 1982. At that time, he allowed me to join the work family of Favorite Check Printers. Even to this day, I believe it was his encouragement that led me to stay in the printing world. It is considered a privilege to have known Peter in this lifetime and I had much respect for him. My deepest sympathy goes out to Robbie, Albert, J. Peter, and family.
    Sharon Fendley Smith
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Robbie, Albert, and Pete my heart goes out to you. Peter was a great person, boss and friend. If there is anything I can do please let me know. My prayers are with you all.
    Jane Womble 
    Marion, Arkansas