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Shirley K. Fischer

March 16, 1940 - April 9, 2022

Shirley K. Fischer, age 82, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 9, 2022.

Born in Pottstown, PA, on March 16, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Helen (Endy) Kramer. Shirley graduated from Pottstown (PA) High School and earned a degree in business from Goldey-Beacom College. She made her career as an executive secretary for Hercules, Inc., retiring after 37 years of dedicated service.

Active in her community, Shirley was a volunteer at Emily Bissell State Hospital. In her leisure time, she enjoyed traveling, hiking, playing tennis, and spending time with animals.

In addition to her parents, Shirley was preceded in death by her brother, William Kramer and his wife, Dorothy and step son, Jeffrey Fischer. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Hugh B. Fischer; step daughter, Karen Wheatley; and step grandsons, Justin and Tyler Wheatley.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a memorial service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

The family would like to thank the staff at The Summit and Vitas Hospice for their excellent care over the past 3 years.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Shirley’s name to the Newark Senior Center, 200 White Chapel Drive, Newark, DE 19713 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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  • Dear Hugh,

    I will always remember Shirley with great fondness at Papermill Falls.

    She was such a friendly person with a fun sense of humor.

    Such a lovely person.
    Our heart and prayers for your loss.

    Jeri & Max Kurz
    Neighbors

  • Shirley was a best friend to every animal…from the wild deer and birds she fed to the cats she adopted to the neighbor dogs she gave treats to. The world is a sadder place because of the loss of a true animal lover.

  • shirley will always be remembered – the bridge games, trip to South Carolina for a tennis clinic. PJ remembers Shirley’s raspberry jacket that she gave to her. I am glad our paths crossed in this life.