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01/29/20 - NNHS Newsletter - Don Fischer

Don Robert Fischer, Jr.
(d. 24 Jan 2020)

Newport News High School Class of February 1945

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,

   We have yet another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter today.
Don Fischer, Class of February 1945, brother of Rachel Fischer Rhea, passed away Riverside Walter Reed Convalescent Center in Newport News on Friday, January 24, 2020, at the age of 91.


From the Daily Press - 01/29/20:

                Don Robert Fischer, Jr.

 

GLOUCESTER POINT - Don Robert Fischer, Jr., age 91 of Gloucester, died on Friday, January 24, 2020, at Riverside Walter Reed Convalescent Center.

Don was a graduate of Newport News High School Class of 1945, retired from Newport News Shipyard following 40 years of commitment.

He was of Baptist faith and a member of East End Blue Devils.

Mr. Fischer was preceded in death by his wife, Rebecca Fischer.

He is survived by a sister, Rachel Rhea and husband Calvin, niece, Denise Carter (Al), nephews, Keith Rhea (Lisa), Donnie Rhea as well as a host of great-nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A celebration of life service conducted by the Reverend Tom Cohick will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 31, 2020, at Beulah Baptist Church, 5490 Ware Neck Road, Gloucester; inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends in the social hall following inurnment.

In Don's memory, contributions may be made to the building fund of Beulah Baptist Church, PO Box 1519, Gloucester, VA 23061.

Services under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in the Daily Press on January 29, 2020.
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January 29, 2020

My daughter Lindsay and I treasured our time with Don. He always made us smile and laugh. His love of live was infectious. He had a good time wherever he was (home, grocery shopping, eating out, even the doctor's office). We will miss you, Don, and we can feel your loving presence. Special hugs to Rachel and family during this difficult time.
Dina Blythe and Lindsay Bulls

~ Dina Blythe and Lindsay Bulls
 

 
January 29, 2020

So very sorry. Mr. Fischer and my dad grew up together in downtown Newport News. When I was younger, Dad told many stores of their adventures. Later I worked at NNS with Mr. Fischer a few years before he retired. He was so kind and helpful to this then young person on my first job. He always told me a story about how he was on the back of Dad's motorcycle and Dad ran thru a chicken coop, and we'd just laugh and laugh. Said he never got on a motorcycle again. Rest well Fish...

 
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  Our deepest sympathies are extended to Mr. Fischer's family and friends at this difficult time.


  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol

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Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
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The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done

Text: Anonymous Latin; translated by Francis Pott (1832-1909)
Music: Giovanni P. da Palestrina; arranged by W.H. Monk (1823-1889)
Tune: VICTORY, Meter: 888 with Alleluias
 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The strife is o'er, the battle done,
the victory of life is won;
the song of triumph has begun.
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The powers of death have done their worst,
but Christ their legions hath dispersed:
let shout of holy joy outburst.
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
The three sad days are quickly sped,
he rises glorious from the dead:
all glory to our risen Head!
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
He closed the yawning gates of hell,
the bars from heaven's high portals fell;
let hymns of praise his triumphs tell!
Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!
Lord! by the stripes which wounded thee,
from death's dread sting thy servants free,
that we may live and sing to thee.
Alleluia!


"The Strife Is O'er, the Battle Done" midi (extracted with the kind assistance of my son, Nathaniel Harty of IL)
and lyrics courtesy of http://www.oremus.org/hymnal/t/t368.html - 10/26/10
Thanks, Nathaniel!

Greg Olsen Paintings courtesy of http://gregolsengallery.com 01/27/05

Blackwork Flowers Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://www.bravenet.com - 08/12/04

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