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Al Fischer Obituary

Al  Fischer
Al Fischer

September 22, 2014
Born in Orange, NJ
Resided in Leeds, NY


Aloysius J. "Al" Fischer of Leeds, passed away at his home on September 22, 2014. He was 93.

He was born in Orange, NJ, a son of the late Aloysius H. and Della Higgins Fischer. Al was raised in Catskill after the death of his mother, when Anthony and Annie Cardinale Benino took him in to their home. He attended Catskill schools until his enlistment in the US Navy. Al served in the Atlantic Theatre during WW II and was an Electrician's Mate First Class. After his honorable discharge, he met and married Mary Taylor in May of 1947.

Al was employed by Central Hudson Gas & Electric Co. from which he retired after 30 years employment. He was a Life Member of the Leeds Hose Company and the Catskill Elks Lodge #1341. To the day of his passing, Al was a daily attendee of the Catskill Senior Center.

Mary was the love of his life and their union lasted 64 years until her death in 2011. Together, they had four children, Richard (Marlene) Fischer, Patricia Gessner, Mary Jane (Thomas) Decker, and Michael (Vickie) Fischer, who all survive. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, James (Valarie) Gessner, Scott Fischer, Valerie (John) Okon, Erin Gessner, Lance Fischer, Benjamin Decker, Michael Fischer, David Decker, Mary Ann Fischer and Alicia Fischer; nine great grandchildren, Jeffrey and Kayla Gessner, Michael and Harley Fischer, Jazmine Andrews and Morgaine Howard, Gavin Beare, Cameron and Eric Fischer; many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm at the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A Funeral Service will be conducted, by Sister Mary Mazza, at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am. Interment, with military honors by the Catskill American Legion Honeyford Post 110 and US Navy, will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery.



Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Thursday, September 25, 2014
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Friday, September 26, 2014
11:00 AM
St. Patrick's Cemetery
North Jefferson Avenue
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Friday, September 26, 2014
11:45 AM