Gerald “Jerry” Fischer, 82, of Darien Center, was peacefully welcomed in to Heaven on Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Jerry was born on October 23, 1937 in Wharton Township, PA., a son of the late Clem and Edna (Lake) Fischer. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 58 years; (Henrietta) Ann Fischer and a grandchild.
He is survived by his brother; Ronald (Patricia) Fischer; children Sherry (Stephen) Zimmerman, Laurie Reale, Cathy (Daniel) Cutter and Richard Fischer; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Jerry lived his faith daily, demonstrating love for the Lord, his family, friends and complete strangers. He had a passion for living and a passion for helping others. It was common to find him pulling stranded motorists out of snow banks. Those who had the pleasure of knowing him, called him a ‘true gentleman’. He loved to encourage others (especially his children and grandchildren), attending as many church, school and community functions as he could. He enjoyed photography and had a side gig as a wedding photographer. He shared this passion with his kids, teaching us how to take and develop photographs and started a photography club at the local 4-H.
Jerry graduated from Uniontown High School and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on the USS Antietam. He worked as an electronics technician for the FAA, bus driver for the Alden Central School District and was later employed by the Genesee County Center of Independent Living. He was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Attica, NY for many years, where he volunteered in several capacities.
At Jerry’s request, there will be no visitation and arrangements will be made in the spring due to NYS COVID restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gateway Home 91 Main St. in Attica. For more information please call 585-591-1212, or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC. 135 Main St., Attica, New York 14011.