Fischer, Carl David Jr.
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68, of Phoenix passed away on January 19, 2013. He was born in Boston on October 17 1944 to Carl and Dorothy Fischer and was raised in Ossining, New York and Tucson, Arizona. After graduating from the University of California Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Science in 1966, David entered the Peace Corp, where he met his future wife, Martha J Krismer. They both served in Sierra Leone from 1966 to 1969, coming home to marry in Martha's hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio on August 24 1968. David received his PhD in chemistry from Ohio State University in 1974 and then moved to Phoenix to join his father's chemical distribution company. He started his own software company in 1983 and worked in the financial software industry until he retired at the end of 2012. Dave's passionate pursuit of his multiple interests led many to describe him as a renaissance man. He danced, taught tai chi, played steel pans, traveled the world, and was a gourmet cook and wine connoisseur. He was also a scout leader, vice-president and blogmaster of the National Space Society of Phoenix, treasurer for the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix and an annual judge for the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. He is survived by his wife Martha, sons Mark, Eric and Jeff, sisters Ann and Deborah, uncle Noel and aunt Linda, daughter-in-Angela and granddaughters Kirin and Darla Rose. David lived a full, rich life and will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers please donate to heifer.org in David's memory.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 27, 2013