Bernard A. Fischer “Bernie” “Pops” – February 25, 2017

Conesus Lake: February 25, 2017 at age 77 years. Predeceased by his parents Bernard & Orlina Fischer and his wife, Marie Fischer. Survived by his sons; Bernard “Bud” Fischer of Conesus, Mark Fischer of Ohio, and Glenn (Lesley) Fischer of Ohio. Grandchildren; Tom Donovan, Mike Donovan, Donna Marie Fischer, Donnie Fischer, Richie Fischer, Amanda Fischer, Marquelle Fischer, Drew Fischer, Cadi Fischer, and Ben Fischer. Great-granddaughter Cory Donovan. Also survived by his sister Joyce Larson of Geneseo, many other loving family and friends.

It’s difficult to reduce 77 years of life to a few words. His roots were deep and relationships were long. He had one wife, Marie. He had one employer, Xerox. He had one house that he built on Conesus Lake. He didn’t embrace change but at the same time seemed to fill his life with enough variety to keep it interesting.

His interest included Fishing, Hunting, NASCAR (Jeff Gordon), the weather, Buffalo Sabres, New York Yankees, and he suffered with much of Ohio as a diehard Cleveland Browns fan. However, all of those interests took a back seat to anything that his grandchildren were involved in. There was an unmistakable tone of joy within his voice and laugh when he was relaying stories of something one of the grandkids had done. Through the lives of his grandchildren, he experienced athletic success, enjoyed the chemistry and unique bond that comes with identical twins, academic success, military service, and countless other triumphs.

“Pops” was a good friend to many and every one of his friends has a memory full of laughs or funny stories. He knew what was right but never forced his way of thinking on others.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 4th, from 3-4pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rte 20A, Livonia, NY where a service will follow calling at 4pm. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of a Memorial Contribution, take your family or a friend out to dinner and enjoy each other’s company. To send a condolence or share a memory please visit:


4 thoughts on “Bernard A. Fischer “Bernie” “Pops” – February 25, 2017

  1. The last time I saw “pinkey” I was 5 years old. I’m now 72 years old. I’m his first cousin, his mother was my mother’s younger sister, Betty.

    Due to family issues I didn’t know pinkey or Joyce. It’s sad that I didn’t have the privilege to get to know him or Joyce.

  2. We were neighbors and best of friends for many years with Bernie and Marie while living on the lake. Together we enjoyed your typical lake life, boating, fishing, holidays and cookouts with the rest of the family. When we needed to borrow anything, we could be sure Bernie had it and would gladly lend it..”no hurry to return it”…We treasure fond memories of them both….till we meet again.

  3. So sorry to see Mr Fish has passed. Although it’s been years, I have many fond memories of him and Ma Fish during and after college years. My sincere condolences to everyone. XXOO

  4. As friends of Glenn’s, we met Bernie several times throughout the past few years. We have a running phrase in our family, that originated with Bernie. We all went bowling together one evening while he was visiting. Glenn was working on improving his own game when Bernie gave the advise that has stayed with us for years…..”hit more pins”. In that simple phrase he pointed out that sometimes we just overthink it. Bernie welcomed us into his home a few years ago for a long weekend of fishing on the lake and exploring the local attractions. For that we are grateful, and we have many photos and memories. We extend our condolences to Bernie’s family.

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