OBITUARY

Robert L. Fischer

January 12, 1934December 24, 2018
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Robert L. Fischer of Alexandria, VA On December 24, 2018. Leaves behind: Beloved wife of 54 years, Kathleen Fischer. Loving Father of three Children, Elizabeth (Gray), Robert Jr. (Carrie), and John (Belinda). Five Grandchildren, Lesley (David), Samuel, Lily, Grant, Rajchel, and one Great Granddaughter, Miriam.

Born in St. Louis, MO, January 12, 1934. Bob enlisted in the US NAVY in 1957, and was commissioned in 1958. He went to Naval Flight Training for the A-4 Skyhawk. For the next several years he flew the A-4s as part of Attack Squadrons VA-86 and VA-64, including deployments aboard the US Naval Aircraft Carriers the USS Independence and the USS Wasp. Bob was responsible for the organization of the first Jet Carrier Qualifications for a Reserve Squadron since the Korean War. He went from Active Duty to Naval Reserves, serving our country for 27 years. In 1966 Bob transitioned his flying career to fly for United Airlines where he retired as a Captain flying the 737. During his time with United he flew the Viscount, 727, 737, and 767 aircraft, for another 30 years of flight. Bob loved to fly. He never met a stranger, was quick with a smile, and could fix anything. He had a great love for his family and provided endless support. He has only just left but is missed terribly.

Come celebrate Bob's life at a Memorial Service on Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 11:00am. Demaine Funeral Home, 525 S Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, and at a casual gathering at Primo Family Restaurant, 1636 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307, following the Service. Interment to follow at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Robert's name to the NAVY Relief Society, 875 N. Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203 - NMCRS.org

Services

18 June

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Arlington National Cemetery

1 Memorial Ave
Arlington, VA 22211

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Susan Chapin

January 3, 2019

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful man, who was loved by many.

Lesley Katzen

January 2, 2019

Lesley Katzen

January 2, 2019

Pam and Don Reed

January 2, 2019

We met Bob and Kathleen in 1994, when we moved to Lakeside in Palm Coast Florida. We quickly became friends and then, after a short while, we became more like "family". We have remained close all these years and we will miss Bob very much. We have wonderful memories of all the fun things we did together - breakfast every Saturday, frequent dinner during the week (Bob was always ready to go out to eat!) and lots of great cruises and trips together. Bob was a warm, caring friend - always ready to step in and help in any way he could - and he really could do just about anything that you asked of him. We had a lot of wonderful adventures with Bob and Kathleen, and millions of laughs along the way. Bob will always be in our hearts and our memories and Kathleen will remain "family". Bob, you may be gone, but you will never be forgotten. We're thankful that we had you in our lives for all these years. Love, Pam and Don

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