The Life of Arthur R. Fischer
Arthur R. Fischer, age 91, of Ansonia died Thursday January 11, 2007 at Griffin Hospital after a long illness. He was born October 3, 1915 in Derby and was a lifelong valley resident finally settling in Ansonia. He was a 1933 graduate of Seymour High School. During World War II he joined the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the U.S.S. Bryant, DD668. While in the Pacific Theatre, he was decorated with a Purple Heart for combat wounds. He worked as a machine shop foreman for many years and retired from USM Corporation in Shelton. He was active in community affairs, past captain of Eagle Hose Co. 6, Ansonia, retired treasureer of the Seymour Rod and Gun Club and member of Immanuael Lutheran Church, Oxford. He was also an avid golfer and loved to play bridge. He is survived by wo sons, Arthur C. and wife, Regina Fischer of Orange and Thomas C. and wife Patricia Fischer of Clinton; along with five grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He was predeceased by two loving wives, Marian Chatfield and Mary Duncan Della Volpe; two sisters Anna Lucas and Lydia Fischer and three brothers, Gustave Fischer, Walter Fischer and Emil Fischer. Funeral Services will be held on Monday January 15 at 11 a.m. from the Jenkins-King Funeral Home, 12 Franklin Street, Ansonia Burial with military honors will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery, Ansonia. Friends may call on Sunday, january 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Griffin Hospital Hopie, 130 Division Street, Derby, CT 06418.