FISCHER, ROBERT JOSEPH "BOB," 86, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Louisville at Masonic Home of Louisville of natural causes.
He is now reunited with his beloved wife, Doris Jean "Dottie" Fischer (Lampert) who passed away in 1987.
He is survived by five children, Marilyn (Patrick Dages) of Jeffersonville, IN, Cindy (Charlie Gallahue) of Louisville, Donald (Christi) of Los Angeles, CA, Janice (Frank McArdle) of Bethesda, MD, and Rob (Amy) of Cleveland Heights, OH; as well as 10 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his infant sons Joseph in 1963 and Douglas in 1965.
Born July 28, 1927in Louisville, Bob was the oldest of eight children born to George J. Fischer and Mary M. "Peg" (Hallahan). He is survived by his sisters, Doris (Tony Walsh) of Louisville, Peggy (Henri Mangeot) of Louisville, Rosemary (Bill Cuni) of Leawood, KS, Elsie of Louisville, and Nancy (Jack Furlong) of Lexington, KY, and his brother, George (Mary Lee) of Louisville. He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles (Dee). The family grew up in the west end of Louisville on Cecil Avenue. A graduate of St. Columba Grade School, he was a member of the first graduating class of Flaget High School in 1945. Bob was a member of the first men's golf championship team for Flaget in 1945 and City-wide champions with his brother Charles and his future brother-in-law, Henri Mangeot. Bob was also a proud member of Club 32.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy in 1945-47, and attended the University of Louisville on the GI Bill. He and Dottie married in 1950 in Jasper, IN, and moved to St. Matthews. They raised their children in Our Lady of Lourdes parish, and Bob was active with the Men's Club and as an usher, greeter, and money counter for many years. An avid golfer and bridge player, Bob was competitive in both. He was employed by U.S. Trust Company and then for 40 years as an accountant with Reynolds Metals Company. He served as a board member and president of the RALE Federal Credit Union, and was a member of the Institute of Management Accounting, the Reynolds Metals Industrial Club, and the Highland Post of the American Legion. After retirement, he served as a volunteer tax preparer for the elderly through the federal VITA program.
The family will receive visitors at a viewing on Holy Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 2-8 p.m. at Ratterman Funeral Home, 3711 Lexington Road in St. Matthews. 40207 502/893-3644. The funeral Mass will be noon Monday, April 21, 2014 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 508 Breckenridge Lane, with burial to follow at Calvary Cemetery.
Ratterman Brothers - St. Matthews
3711 Lexington Road Louisville, KY 40207
Published in The Courier-Journal from Apr. 16 to Apr. 18, 2014