James H. Fischer
February 25, 1930 – February 20, 2020
James H. Fischer, age 89, of Colorado Springs, CO (formerly of Jefferson) died Thursday, February 20, 2020 at home. He was born 25 February, 1930, in Mather, a son of Frederick and Mary Huber Fischer. Mr. Fischer spent the majority of his life in Greene County, graduating from Jefferson-Morgan Jr-Sr High School in 1948. He served honorably in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean War from 1952-1954, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star. After leaving the military he worked for the US Army Corp of Engineers, working his way up to Chief Mechanic on the Lock and Dam system where he retired in 2001. In November, 2007 he left Greene County and Pennsylvania for good to live with his son, David and his family in Colorado Springs. On August 29,1969 he married Patricia E. Roberts Fischer, who survives. Also surviving is his son, David J. Fischer and his wife Kara Galvin of Colorado Springs, CO; his three grandchildren, Calvin B. Fischer of Grand Junction, CO ; Jessica E Tessier of Houlton, WI and Tucker M. Fischer of Colorado Springs, CO.; and several nieces and nephews from around the U.S. He will be greatly missed by those he leaves behind. Deceased are three brothers, Jesse Fischer, Neil Fischer, and Fred Fischer; and a sister, Mary McNally. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Carmichaels, 101 W. South St., Carmichaels, PA 15320, with the Rev. Dayton Mix officiating. Friends will be received before the service from 10 to 11:00 a.m. and following the service a meal will be served in the church social hall. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behm Funeral Home, 1477 Jefferson Rd., Jefferson, PA 15344, Gregory P. Rohanna, supervisor. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Pikes Peak Hospice, 2550 Tenderfoot Hill Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80906 or (www.pikespeakhospice.org/donate-today). Condolences may be expressed online at www.behm-funeralhomes.com.
- Pikes Peak Hospice
- Receiving Friends Friday, February 28, 2020
- Celebration of Life Friday, February 28, 2020