Calvin Stuart Fischer, 82, of Laurel, MD passed away on February 25, 2018. He was born in 1935 to Albert Fischer, Sr. and Genevieve (Zoeller) Fischer in Baltimore, MD. He was a member of St. Mary of the Mills Parish in Laurel where he served for many years as an usher. He was an active supporter of the St Mary of the Mills School and frequently provided repair and handyman services while his children were students at the school.
Calvin graduated from Catonsville High School in 1953 and joined the US Army. He attended basic training at Ft. Knox, KY and then joined the Army Security Agency. He served in the Army of Occupation in Germany at the Herzo Base. He was released from active duty in 1956 as a Staff Sargent and entered the US Army Reserve where he became a 1st Sergeant before being honorably discharged in 1960.
In January 1959 he graduated from the Commercial Radio Institute and then joined the Federal Aviation Agency at Friendship International Airport that is now BWI. He moved to Dulles International Airport in 1962 and was the Radar Unit Supervisor through 1971. He returned to BWI Airport and was the PDEO Manger until 1988 when he transferred to the FAA Headquarters in Washington DC. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 1998 after 42 years of combined government service.
He is survived by his daughter Lisa and her husband Kevin Davis, his son Craig and his wife Sheryl Fischer. He was very proud of all of his grandchildren: Julia, Jack, Michael, and Matthew Davis and Caleb and Charleen Fischer. He was preceded in death by his wife Anita (Murphy) Fischer, parents Albert Sr. and Eva, and siblings Albert Jr. “Bud” and Rita Taylor.
He was a supporter of many charities including his parish of St. Mary’s, EWTN Catholic television network, many Catholic groups, MADD, St. Jude’s, and his grandchildren’s schools. He also supported the Laurel Boys and Girls Club as a volunteer coach, found many surplus government items to donate to Help Laurel, and found many other small ways to help his family, his church and his community.
In everything Calvin did he put his family first and was strong presence in everyone’s life as an example of a faithful husband, loving father, cherished grandfather, respected leader, trusted friend and steadfast Christian.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Donaldson Funeral Home, P.A. 313 Talbott Avenue Laurel, Maryland 20707 on Wednesday, March 7th from 2-4 & 6-8 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Mary of the Mills Catholic Church on Thursday, March 8th at 10:30 am. Interment with military honors following at Lorraine Park Cemetery. The family would like to invite everyone to celebrate Calvin's life at a luncheon following at Matthews 1600 Frederick Road Catonsville, Maryland 21228 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.