FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO ORDER A FLOWER FOR THE SERVICES AT CHURCH, THE CHURCH IS ASKING TO PLEASE HAVE THEM DELIVERED TO THE CHURCH OFFICE NO LATER THAN MONDAY AT 3 PM. Thank you.
Catherine F. Fischer,96, passed away at home in Bel Air, MD. on 11-14-2022. She was born and raised in Baltimore, attended St. James Catholic School and graduated in 1944 from the Institute of Notre Dame.
Her 2 brothers, Paul and John, and her sister, Maryanne, as well as her daughter, Lynn Leighton, preceded her in death. Surviving are her son Bruce Fischer and wife Angie, Karen Otto and husband Herb, son-in-law Bob Leighton and wife Beth, and Donna Hairfield and husband Frank. Catherine is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and many loving great-great grandchildren, and nieces, and nephews.
After living in Chicago, she returned to Baltimore raising her 4 children in Loch Raven Village. With her faith as the touchstone of her life, Catherine took great joy in sending all 4 of her children to parochial school. She was employed as a payroll administrator for many years at Bendix until her retirement in her early 60's. During this time she attained her degree at Johns Hopkins University in Business Administration.
Eventually settling in Delaware she was employed at Cape Pharmacy. Her sister Maryanne and she spent many years living together and they complimented each other in every way. Her life was a wonderful example of service to church and community. Many organizations and charities benefitted from her volunteer work and financial contributions.
Her Labor Day parties which often extended into Labor Day weekend gatherings, were legendary. That same hospitality was always apparent to anyone who came into her home.
Growing up and throughout their lives, her children were aware that being an extraordinary mother was her gift to them. This special woman showed others how to live a blessed life and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory the the Veterans Hospice or St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.