Glenn R. Fischer

July 02, 1932 ‒ July 16, 2008

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Glenn R. Fischer, 76, of Stewart Avenue, Mansfield, died Wednesday afternoon July 16, 2008 in Mifflin Care Center following a short illness.

He was born July 2, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Penn., to Robert R. and Mary Isabelle (Dible) Fischer, and was graduated from Dormont (Penn.) High School in 1950.

Glenn earned his Bachelor Degree of Music Education from Westminster College in 1954 and his Masters Degree in Music Education from The Ohio State University.

Following his graduation from Westminster, Glenn moved to Mansfield to accept a teaching position with the Madison School District. He served the district ten years before he took a position as band and orchestra director with Mansfield City Schools. He served the city schools for 24 years, retiring from the Appleseed building.

His dedication to music education continued after his retirement, as Glenn volunteered at Senior High and also tutored elementary students at the Hedges Buildings through the Host Program.

Glenn was a member of Ohio Music Educators Association, Ohio Retired Teachers Association, and a board member of Richland County Retired Teachers Association.

A Gold-Card member of Musicians Union Local #159, Glenn could be spotted playing the piano with Percy Hall’s Dance Band, or anchoring the percussion section of The Mansfield Symphony. He also sang bass with the symphony chorus.

A U.S. Army veteran, Glenn was a volunteer with the Richland County Chapter of the American Red Cross, and was active with the Lexington Senior-Civic Center.

A member of Mansfield Men’s Garden Club, Glenn grew mums and dahlias like no others. Annually his prize-winning dahlias were bigger than dinner plates.

A fifty-year member of First Presbyterian Church, Glenn served his church family by singing in the choir, as well as directing the choir. He was currently directing the church bell choir, active with children’s and youth choirs, and involved with the church’s Christian education program.

He is survived by his wife Lois A. (Vierheller) Fischer, whom he married June 17, 1955; their children Geoffrey & Karen Fischer of Mansfield; Robert & Katherine Fischer of Dublin; and Dan & Laura Fischer of Mansfield; grandchildren Katy Jo Fischer, Matthew Fischer, Lindley Fischer, Nikolaus Makua, Katie Fischer, Cameron Fischer, Cara Fischer, Andrew Fischer and Rebecca Fischer; and brothers and sisters-in-law Paul & Barbara Fischer of Carey, NC; and David & Sharon Fischer of Albiqui, NM.

The Fischer Family will receive friends today, Friday, July 18, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home). The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in First Presbyterian Church, 399 South Trimble Road, with The Rev. Dennis R. Allison officiating. Burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions to First Presbyterian Church Music Program may be made at the funeral Home.

Condolences may be made to the Fischer Family online by visiting: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com