VIENNA - William A. Fischer Sr., 82, passed away peacefully at 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home following an extended illness.
He was born on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 1930, in Warren, the son of Albert and Beryl Scriven Fischer.
He was a 1948 graduate and salutatorian of Niles McKinley High School and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.
He retired in 1993 as a carpenter with the Alex Downie and Sons Co. of Youngstown.
He was a member of Carpenters Union Local 171 of Youngstown, life member of the National Rifle Association of America, Warren Gun Club and the Niles First Christian Church.
He was a very good marksman and was successful in many competitions. He also enjoyed boating, fishing, hunting, refinishing furniture, the Pittsburgh Steelers and his German shepherds. As a talented craftsman, he built his home and even remodeled it throughout the years.
Most of all, he loved his family and cherished the time spent with family activities.
Bill is survived by his wife, Arlene Trenga Fischer, whom he married Aug. 24, 1963; son, William Fischer Jr. of Vienna; and two daughters, Lissa (Terry) Stiffy of Tampa, Fla., and Christina Fischer of Ashtabula.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Phyllis Julia Fischer, who died Sept. 13, 2008.
Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Holeton-Yuhasz Funeral Home, Niles. A graveside funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at Niles City Cemetery. Rev. Debbie Dockstader will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Vienna Ecumenical Food Pantry or the Vienna Fire Department.
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