Howard O. Fischer, Sr.



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Rochester: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at age 95. A devoted family man, he is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Lydia L. Murray Fischer; his sons, David (Dottie) Fischer Paige, of Woodland CA, Bud Fischer, Bert Fischer (Glenda Marischen) of Rochester; his daughter, Marjorie (Brian) Oyer of Rochester; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Thomas) Schwartz, Mark Oyer (Bethany Clark), Anne Oyer (David Rothrock), Rose Anne (Brett) Cato, of Little Rock, AR, Robin (Regis) Ducatillon, Rachel (Mark) Rasmussen and Erin Paige, all of Woodland, CA; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Laura Clise of Waterloo, NY and Dorothy Murray of Silver Creek, NY; cousin, Bill (Ruth) Fischer of West Seneca, NY; many nieces, nephews and friends. Howie was retired from Eastman Kodak Co., A. and O.D. with 40 years service. He served in WWII with the 712th M.P. Company with service in N. Africa. He was a member of WAKAN-Hubbard Lodge and Rochester Consistory. An avid gardener, he also enjoyed golf, bowling, card games and participating in the Lutheran Men’s Club and Industrial Engineering Breakfast Club. Friends may call Thursday (TODAY) 4-8 PM and Friday 1-4 & 6-9 PM at the Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Memorial Service will be held Sunday, April 19th 4:00 PM at the Lutheran Church of Concord, 485 Holmes, Rd. Interment Monday, April 20th 11:00 at Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo, NY, where Pastor Nathan Krause and Rev. Kevin Maloney will conduct prayers. Following the Interment, all are invited to join the family at Abigail’s Restaurant in Waterloo. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Memorial Fund of Lutheran Church of Concord, 485 Holmes Rd, Rochester, NY 14626, GRASP, PO Box 26741, Rochester, NY 14626 or Save-A-Pet, PO Box 114, Newfane, NY 14108 in his memory.


  1. jeff and peggy hoag on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Bert sorry to hear about your dads passing i got the Sunday paper thinking the showing was this Friday sorry we missed it Prays to you and family Jeff and Peggy

  2. Tammy Hill-Social Work Intern at Latta Road A on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Dear Fischer Family, I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Fischer’s passing. He was such a sweet man. You all have my condolences and you will all be in my prayers as you go through this difficult time. Just know that he loved you all so very much and will continue to watch over you until you all meet again. Blessing to All, Tammy Hill

  3. Carroll Gemmill-York,Pa. on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Joyce Callen e-mailed the sad news of Howard’s death. After such a long life together I’m sure you will miss him terribly. I noticed they mentioned his passion for gardening and I immediately thought fo the ‘Edelweis’ he was so proud of growing. Unfortunately, we had recently returned from Austria so I recognized the plants to his surprise. A very brief but pleasant visit. GOD BLESS! Carroll & Richard

  4. Donna & Marvin Bopp on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. You may not remember me but I worked in P & R for 27 years and my husband and several other family members were Kodakers. Wishing you comfort and many fond memories.

  5. Eileen & David Jahna on September 28, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Uncle Howard was always such a wonderful gentleman and will be missed greatly. Our sincere condolences to Lydia and everyone.

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