2012-09-19 / Obituaries

William Fischer


William Fischer William Fischer William Fischer, a lifelong resident of Cold Spring, entered into rest September 13, 2012, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie. He was 92.

Born January 28, 1920, in Cold Spring, he was the son of the late George J. and Bella Jane Peters Fischer.

On September 16, 1945, he married Mary Arquilla in Beacon. Mrs. Fischer pre-deceased him December 9, 2005.

William was a retired butcher for the US Military Academy, West Point, NY.

He was a past member of the B.P.O. Elks, Beacon.

Mr. Fischer was a U.S. WWII Army Veteran, serving in Europe in 38th Armored Infantry Battalion from 1942 until 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart for wounds he suffered on September 17, 1944. He was captured at the Battle of the Bulge, and held as a prisoner of war. He was awarded the Certificate of Merit for outstanding service during the drive of the Seventh Armored Division through France.

Survivors include his sister, Hazel Larson of Seattle, WA, a brother-in-law Augustine Arquilla of Beacon, his three sisters-in-law Geraldine Arquilla, Jean Arquilla, and Deanna (Dee) Arquilla all of Beacon, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

He was pre-deceased by a brother George Fischer and sisters Irene Fischer Chase, Elizabeth Mooney and Gladys Ormiston.

Visitation was Sunday, September 16, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon, NY.

Funeral services were Monday,

September 17, at 11:00 am at Libby Funeral Home, Inc.

Interment with Military Honors followed in St. Joachim’s Cemetery, Beacon.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Beacon Volunteer Ambulance Corp. P.O.Box 54 Beacon, NY 12508 or To the Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250.

The Family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of McClelland’s Home for Adults for the quality care given to Bill during his stay.

To send a personal condolence or for directions please visit libbyfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Libby Funeral Home, Inc. 55 Teller Ave. Beacon.

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