died peacefully on May 21st of cardiac amyloidosis at age 88. Beloved husband of Arlene, cherished father of Stephen (Heather) and Elizabeth (Peter), adored Grampa Bob of Sofia Luna Frank- Fischer and Maxwell Fischer and Alex, Charlotte and Juliette Mabie. Bob, you were my other half, my lifelong partner. You were a great corporate lawyer, coop board president and Lymphoma Research Foundation proponent. You loved the Yankees, Yale Law School, TV news, golf and a strong Johnnie Walker Black. Go in peace, sweetheart, now you can join The Babe, Lou and Mickey on that great Yankee team in the sky. Funeral services will be held at Central Synagogue on Wednesday, May 23 at 10:30am. Interment private.

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This memory is obviously coming far too late, but today's date is significant. I hope this somehow reaches Bob's loved ones.

I was not a personal friend of Bob's, I don't know that I can be considered a colleague, and I only met him face-to-face once. But an act of kindness on Bob's part 19 years ago had a huge impact on me. My law partners and I had an office in 1 World Trade Center on 9/11/01, and within days of that tragic date, through an introduction by a colleague lawyer at Wolf Block, Bob offered to provide office space to our small law firm in a location that was being under-utilized by his firm, with computers, printers and a copier, for our use. We moved in on September 17th.

We were there for four months, rebuilding our practice, and after we vacated that office to move into new office space in lower Manhattan, Bob refused our offer of rent, payment of electric charges, etc. It was the most important reason that my law partners and I were able to continue our law practice then, and we remain together 19 years later.

Bob's generosity, thoughtfulness and compassion was so meaningful to me that I remained in contact with him for many years after 2001; every year on 9/11 we would either speak by phone or trade e-mails, up to and including 9/11/17. Each year he would tell me that I was "released" from expressing my gratitude to him, but I paid no heed to that. I must have missed doing so in 2018, and on 9/11/19 my e-mail message to his professional address bounced back. I regret now that I did not search out some other means of contacting him until now.

To his family, please know that Bob's kindness 19 years ago toward three lawyers whom he barely knew, and to whom he owed nothing, had a tremendous impact on us, and will never be forgotten. Your loss is shared by many more people than you can possibly know.

Barry S. Rothman, Esq.
Strongin Rothman & Abrams, LLP
Barry S Rothman
September 11, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. May God's promise comfort and sustain you during this difficult time. John 6:40.
May 31, 2018
It is the common and final destiny of our lives how they will be remembered in the hearts and minds of those we've touched and who will continue after us. Robert Fischer touched mine for many years, and I sadly now feel his loss. My condolences and sympathies to his entire family.
Alan Sternstein
May 26, 2018
Will miss you immensely, dear Uncle. Thank you for protecting and taking care of my sisters and me. Rest in Peace and say hello to our parents.
With love,
Sydelle and Marc Sandler
Sydelle and Marc Sandler
May 23, 2018
My deepest sympathies. My father, Dick Blumenthal, who passed away yesterday, was Bob's cousin.
Suzy Allen
May 23, 2018
May Almighty God and his son Jesus Christ bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. John 17:3
May 23, 2018
I was so sorry to hear about your loss and my heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time.
Your cousin Dorothy
Dorothy Schrager
May 22, 2018
Missing Grandpa Bob's devilishly kind sense of humor and affectionate generosity already.
Stephanie Singer
May 22, 2018
Margie ab=nd I are terribly saddened to hear about Bob's passing. What a good friend he was to us as to all. He made a difference in our lives and his passion for baseball and the talks we had will be missed. Our condolences to the entire Fischer family Margie & Bobby Emden
robert emden
May 22, 2018
Having known Bob and working with him for many years, I would like to send my deepest sympathies to you and your family. He will be missed very much
Marisa Lagonia
May 22, 2018
Dear Arlene & Family,
Elliott & I were so sorry to hear of your great loss. Please accept out deepest sympathy, & know that out thoughts are with you at this very sad time.
Most Sincerely,
Sue & Elliott
May 22, 2018
Sending the warmth of love and compassion during this difficult time. Psalms 29:11. Deepest sympathies.
May 22, 2018
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