Fischer, Reginald Harry age 96, passed away January 10, 2021 in Bellaire, Michigan. Beloved husband of Joanne, dear father of Eric (Kristine) Fischer, and Amy (Jeffrey) Fischer, loving grandfather of Kaite Fischer, adored uncle of Faye Zimmerman, Gary Kellogg, Nancy Bartlett, & Shirley Kruger, and many more nieces and nephews. He is preceeded in death by loving sister Anne (Kellogg) and brother Andrew Fischer. Reg was born February 19, 1924 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts to Andrew A. & Minnie (Schickler) Fischer. He grew up in Bridgewater and Ann Arbor where he attended Saline High School. On his 18th birthday he enlisted in theU.S. Navy. He proudly served in World War II on the Aircraft Carrier CVE-95 USS Bismark Sea and survived the sinking of his ship at Iwo Jima. He was an accomplished pilot and remained a member of the Navy Reserves for over 40 years after his Active Duty Honorable Discharge with many commendations. On December 12, 1953 he married Joanne Osmer in Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan. Reg's love of cars resulted in his becoming a master mechanic while he owned gasoline stations in Ann Arbor. After many years he moved his family to Traverse City where he remained, for 50 years, the go-to person for both family and friends for any kind of car problems. He was a strong and modest man who made friends wherever he went. His family and friends will miss his quick smile, easy laugh, bear hugs, and so much more. Private family celebration will be held at a later date.
Published by Ann Arbor News from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2021.