James R. Fischoff
1941 - 2017
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James R. Fischoff

Sept. 26, 1941 - Dec. 31, 2017

SOUTH BEND - James R. Fischoff, 76, passed away unexpectedly at 8:43 am Sunday at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

He was born on September 26, 1941 in South Bend to the late Joseph E. and Bertha (Ries) Fischoff. A businessman, he served as the President of the former Ries Furniture Store. He was a volunteer Fitness Instructor at the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley. He studied Judaism at The Midwest Torah Center.

He is survived by his son, David (Donna Rickles) Fischoff of Brooklyn, NY; his daughter, Julie (Matt Franks) Fischoff also of Brooklyn; his brother, George Fischoff of New York, NY; and his former wife and mother of his children, Mary Sue Austin of South Bend. They all were his source of pride and joy.

Funeral services were held on Monday, January 1st at 2:30 pm at the Midwest Torah Center, 2516 S. Twyckenham Dr., South Bend, IN 46614, Rabbi Kuppal Lindow officiating. Burial followed at Rose Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Midwest Torah Center or to the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley. To send condolences to the family log on to: www.McGannHay.com.

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Jan. 2, 2018.
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February 22, 2018
I am blessed to have had some very meaningful conversations over the last few years while he helped me navigate the health of my father, his brother George A. Fischoff. Rest In Peace Uncle Jim, Lisa Fischoff
Lisa Fischoff
January 10, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed performing in Terry and the Heartbeats with Jim. He was a fine drummer, and a good friend. He will most certainly be missed.
Jeff Coppes
January 3, 2018
I will miss your thoughtful insights.

January 2, 2018
Bob Silver
January 2, 2018
such a joyful person called to the nursing profession. We're so lucky to have had you be a part of our Interim family, and blessed to have known you!
No. IN Interim HealthCare
January 2, 2018
we were heart-broken to hear of Jim's passing. Everyone at Interim Healthcare is grieving at the loss of such a wonderful, kind man. He was a born caregiver, and we value the time Jim worked for us, taking such good care of our clients in their homes. Your smile and your sweet soul will be missed by all of us at Interim.
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