Dr. Robert Joseph (Bob) Fischer
Dr. Robert Joseph Fischer (Bob) SKILLMAN - Dr. Robert Joseph Fischer SKILLMAN: Robert J. Fischer (Bob), 88, of Skillman, NJ, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 16th, at The Skilled Nursing facility in Stonebridge at Montgomery Retirement Community. Born in Trenton, he was a long time resident of Trenton and Princeton, NJ, as well as Cutler, ME. He was the son of the late Ferdearle and Emily (Elinger) Fischer and brother of the late Bill, Emily and Ferd Fischer. Bob graduated from Trenton High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colgate University and a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine with a specialty in oral surgery. He served in the Marine Corps for 3 years as a radio technician and was honorably discharged as a Corporal in the 8th Marine Regiment. Bob completed his residency at Bellevue Hospital in New York City where he served as Chief Resident of the Oral Surgery Service. He practiced oral surgery in Trenton for 35 years and was very active in the dental community. He served as President of the Mercer Dental Society and was a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was on the staff of Mercer Medical Center, the former Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, Princeton Hospital (University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro), Hamilton Hospital, Hunterdon Medical Center, Saint Frances Hospital and Saint Mary Hospital in Langhorne PA. From 1987 to 1993 Robert served on the board of Mercer hospital (Capitol Health Systems). In 1959 he joined the State of New Jersey as Director of Dentistry and in 1973 he earned his license to practice dentistry in the State of Maine. While in Maine he practiced density near his summer residence in Cutler, Maine and was instrumental in establishing Lubec’s Regional Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Patricia Ann Fischer (Vesey), is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jeffery Fischer and Veronica Fischer, of Windsor, CT; her daughter and son-in-law, Carol Fischer Lowenstein and Duane Lowenstein of Andover, MA, and her son, Kenneth Fischer of Plantsville, CT. he was the loving grandfather to Cheryl, Gregory, and Suzanne Fischer, David, Emily and Peter Lowenstein, Jacqueline and Thomas Fischer and great-granddaughter Addison Meyers. He loved to travel, play tennis, and spend time with family and friends in Cutler Harbor on the Bold Coast of Maine. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Bob’s life to be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 5, at Stonebridge at Montgomery, 100 Hollinshead Spring Rd., Skillman, NJ 08558, 609-759-3606. Donations can be sent in lieu of flowers to the Cutler United Methodist Church, in Cutler ME. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, Princeton.
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