William George Fischer

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William George Fischer, 71, of Washington, died Thursday, February 7, 2013, in his residence.


He was born December 27, 1941, in Washington, a son of Myrtle C. Scholten Fischer of Washington and the late Kerwin E. Fischer.


Mr. Fischer was a graduate of Washington High School and a member of First Lutheran Church.


He worked as an auto body mechanic at Peters Auto Body Garage and Budd Baer Body Shop. He was owner/operator of Fischer Auto Body, until his retirement.


A life member of the Elks, he joined the Elks May 23, 1967, where he was a past exalted ruler, having served from 1987 until 1988.


Mr. Fischer was an avid fisherman and enjoyed camping at Lake Erie.


On July 2, 1999, he married June Marie Reis, who died April 18, 2009.


Surviving, in addition to his mother, are three sons, William G. (Kimberly) Fischer of Norton, Ohio, Kirk (Kathy) Fischer of Killeen, Texas, and James (Helena) Fischer of Washington; two stepsons, Larry S. and Lance R. Moore, both of Washington; a stepdaughter, Corrina (Kevin) Kelley of Washington; a sister, Susan (Bill) Milligan, of Fredericksburg, Va.; 11 grandchildren, Jerod Plovic, Erik, Kerri, Kirk, Kaylaa, April, Jamie and James Fischer, Dirk and Nicole Barfield and Shanye Moore; five great-grandchildren; two nieces, Jennifer Ross and Missy Kyer; and a nephew, Bill Milligan.


Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 12, with the Rev. Kenneth Schott officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Cemetery.


Memorial contributions may be made to First Lutheran Church, 92 West Walnut Street, Washington, PA 15301 or Washington Elks Lodge 776, 138 East Maiden Street, Washington, PA 15301. Additional information and a guest book are available at www.NealFuneralHome.com.


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