Dorothy M. Fischer

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Dorothy M. Fischer (nee Scheidel), 90, a resident of Mountain Top, entered into eternal rest on Friday, with her loving family beside her.

Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, she graduated from St. Nicholas High School in 1941. Dorothy was a talented writer. She wrote numerous short stories, novels, poems and lastly her memoir. Her children and grand-children were her life, and she spent many days enjoying the outdoors with them. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, Frederick M. and Mary B. Scheidel (nee Conrad), Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Francis L., in 1991; her sister Jean L Cotay in 1998, and her daughter Deborah in 1956.

She was a member of St. Andrew's Roman Catholic Church in Avenel, New Jersey, for 60 years and just recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

Surviving are her daughters Francine Da Silva and her husband, John, of Colonia, N.J.; Mary Lou Heitzenroeder and her companion, Phillip Collura, Mountain Top; her sons, Guy M. Fischer and his wife, Teri, of Yelm, Wash.; Jay J. Fischer and his wife, Marilyn, of Cream Ridge, N.J., and Marc S. Fischer and his wife, Susan, of Fairless Hills, Pa. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Katrina, Allison, Sarah, Jessica, David, Dean, Stephanie, Marc, Katherine, Erin, Kevin, Danny and Michael; seven great-grandchildren, Gina, Alyssa, Kyle, Katlyn, Esmund, Jasmine and Julian, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Wilkes-Barre. In lieu of flowers, it was Dorothy's wish to donate in her memory to St. Nicholas Church, 226 S. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Condolences can be sent to the family at
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Published in Times Leader on June 17, 2013