WALLINGFORD - William R. Fischer, of Wallingford, passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in West Haven. He was the beloved husband of 62 years of Ann Francolino Fischer.
Born in Bound Brook, N.J., August 31, 1926, a son of the late Harold and Florence Garry Fischer, he was a 1944 graduate of Lyman Hall High School. Bill served his country, enlisting in the U.S. Army
and serving in Italy and Vienna, Austria. He served an apprenticeship as a barber for Ralph Roudi's Barber Shop and later opened his own barber shop in 1962. He later became a sales rep for Teletronics in 1970 and became a partner in an alarm company in 1971.He also worked as a sales manager for G & G Distributors, and later obtained his real estate license and worked for Walter E. Kowalski Real Estate and the Dan Combs Agency. Bill was an active parishioner of the Church of the Resurrection and a recipient of the St. Joseph's Archdiocesan Medal. He had served the Town of Wallingford since 1955 as a member of the Democratic Town Committee and was Chairman from 1964–1981, returning from 1994–2008.
Besides his wife, Ann, Bill is survived by his children, William R. Fischer Jr., and his wife, Alice; David Fischer and his wife, Lorraine; Marianne Fischer; Diana Fischer-Reddick and her husband, Terris; and Harold Fischer and his wife, Helaine Fischer; his grandchildren, Sarah Fischer; Amber Fischer; Zachary Fischer; Eliza Reddick; Ari Fischer; Carmen Reddick; Jordan Fischer; Terris Reddick; and Marianna Reddick; his great-granddaughter, Kayla Neils; his sisters, Martha Lang and Barbara Johnson; and many nieces, nephews. and close friends.
His family will receive relatives and friends in The Wallingford Funeral Home, 809 North Main St., Ext., Monday, April 14, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. directly at the Church of the Resurrection. Internment, with military honors, will be in the In Memoriam Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts in Bill's memory may be sent to the VAMC, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT 06516; or to the Church of the Resurrection, 115 Pond Hill Rd., Wallingford, CT 06492.www.wallingfordfh.com