Details for Louis Edward Fischer

On Thursday, July 27th, 2019, Lou passed away surrounded by family. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA to Louis Edward Fischer and Sarah Florence McLaughlin on March 10, 1930. He graduated from Charleston Catholic High School in West Virginia, and continued his education at The Ohio State University, where he played football for three years under Coach Woody Hayes, mentor and life-long friend. Following graduation, he worked for Armstrong Cork Company and then married his college sweetheart, Barbara "Babs" Freeland, in 1953. What followed was 65 years of marriage and ten children who kept things lively. Next he decided to enter the restaurant industry. With Joe Campanella, Alan Ameche, and Gino Marchetti, members of the Baltimore Colts, they founded a chain of restaurants on the East Coast listed on the NYSE as Gino's. Lou and Babs moved to Philadelphia where they raised their family before moving to The Villages in 2008. Lou was preceded in death by his parents, sister Sara Lou, and oldest son Mark. He is survived by his loving wife Babs, and children Ed, Marian (Larry Pearlman), Karen (Jim Bienemann), Sharon, Paul, Mo (David Buzzo), Steve (Diane), Danny (Kim Leoleis), Michael (Dee); 25 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Howard (Carol) And nieces and nephews. Besides family, Lou was dedicated to his Faith and social justice, following the example of the Jesuits. He studied and worked on ways to heal poverty, injustice, hunger, education and homelessness. He touched lives through his work with Horizons for Justice, Habitat for Humanity, the Gregorian University, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Maryknoll, scholarship programs at St. Joseph's Prep and elsewhere, the Food Marketing Program at St. Joseph's University and Ohio State University. In the words of Father General Pedro Arupe Lou strived to become "A Man for Others" A celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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