In Memory

Alan Fischer

Alan Fischer

The following obituary was provided by Alan's wife, Susan:

Alan Jay Fischer

July 08, 1946 – July 31, 2021

Alan Jay Fischer entered the pearly gates of heaven when he passed away peacefully at his home on July 31, 2021 after an illness of several months.  Alan was born on a very hot day on July 8th in Evanston, Illinois to Barbara Jane Tait Fischer and John Henry Fischer.  Barbara died when Alan was young and John later married Judy Madsen Fischer, who loved Alan as her own. Always a lover of sports and the arts, Alan was active in both during his years at Evanston High School.  He treasured his many buddies and has kept in touch with some of them over the many years.  He joined the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam draft years and was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California.  Following his time in the Marines, he returned to Illinois and graduated from Northern Illinois University (Go Huskies!) with a degree in Journalism.

Soon after graduation, Alan met Susan Easley, his forever love, soulmate and life partner, and they married on Susan’s birthday, to help him never forget his anniversary and Susan’s birthday.  That worked pretty well because he only forgot one year out of their 49 years of married life. In 1977, Alan and Susan packed up their stuff and moved to Richardson Texas, where they truly found the perfect place to live and raise their family.

Alan was a wonderful, loving dad to Michael John Fischer and Steven Easley Fischer.  Both boys married their dream gals and both daughter-in laws are named Sarah Fischer (a little confusing at times!) Finally, he had two daughters he loved with all his heart.  Michael and Sarah (Blythin) gave him two grandsons, Christopher and Jack.  Steven and Sarah (Heus) gave him a granddaughter and his family was completed with a precious and precocious little granddaughter named Avery Brooke. Alan loved his grandchildren with all his heart and was active in their lives.  He helped coach their teams and was affectionately known as Coach Poppy.  He was actively involved in the music at the churches he attended and often participated in any special musical programs that were presented.  He loved barbershop music and sang with a couple of different choruses over the years.  And of course, Susan often coaxed him to sing (usually God Bless the USA or God Bless America) at one of the many political events she is always planning.   A dancer since childhood he loved to dance and was usually the first on the dance floor and the last to leave the floor.  All the years that he danced with Susan he continued to count in her ear, since it is well known she has no musical ability whatsoever!

The family thanks all their many friends for all the love and support they have given them during this sad time in their lives.  Each and everyone are so very precious to us and your kindness and care means the world to us.  As we have thought back over Alan’s life we want him to be remembered as a gentleman and patriot, a man who loved his family and friends, and who loved his community and this country very much. A private memorial service (because of COVID restrictions) for the family will be held with a fellowship reception for everyone on August 14th at the Richardson Woman’s Club House, (2005 N. Cliffe Drive, Richardson, Texas  75082) from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Please feel free to come by to greet and love the family at the reception.

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08/09/21 09:22 PM #1    

Susan Spiegel (Pastin)

That is a beautiful obituary!

08/09/21 09:50 PM #2    

Lee Saberson

God bless you Alan.

08/10/21 10:18 AM #3    

Sherwin "Jay" Siegall

Like another dagger when I opened this yesterday and brought tears to my eyes! It's not like we were close buds but besides being a fellow wildkit he was a good guy who I did know from little league baseball at 12 yrs old thru high school. So so sad to see a good guy gone so soon. Thank you Susan for the woderful tribute to your man!! RIP Alan!!

08/10/21 01:25 PM #4    

Vernon Neece

Alan & I were more acquaintances than close friends.  Nonetheless, it saddens me to learn of his passiing.  Prayers go out for his family.

08/10/21 06:11 PM #5    

Martin Schwartz

I first met Alan when we competed against one another in the Evanston Little League.  That continued through Pony League but when we got to high school we became not only teammates in the ETHS baseball program but close friends.  Alan was an excellent baseball player, good enough to be elevated to play with the varsity as a sophomore and attract the attention of major league scouts.  He also was the starting goalie on the Evanston soccer team in his junior and senior years.  Alan and I were part of a fairly large group of guys that did pretty much everything together throughout high school from a social standpoint.  We continued to be close friends through the college years as well as when we married and began our adult careers.  When Alan married Susan, I was honored to be one of his groomsmen.  Unfortunately, once Alan and Susan moved to Texas we saw each other only occasionally but kept in touch throughout the years.  His birthday was a day before mine and each year I took great pleasure in telling him how much I appreciated having a wise elder to look up to.  Alan was a great family man and one of the best people I have known.  We had many great memories together and I will miss him.

08/14/21 12:43 PM #6    

Bruce Boyer

Alan and I were in the same homeroom at Nochols and we even were lockermates in 8th grade. We didn;t stay that close through high school but we always said hello and I always liked him. A very good man. Bruce

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