Lynn J. Fischer, 100

March 13, 1915-June 6, 2015

Lynn J. Fischer, a decorated World War II veteran who lived alongside Fort Pond Bay in Montauk for many years, died on Saturday at the Veterans Home in Montrose, N.Y. He was 100.

Mr. Fischer was born in Pelham, N.Y., on March 13, 1915, to Rene Fischer and the former Julia Frey. He graduated from Pelham High School and then went to work at the Frigidaire division of General Motors, remaining there, except during his time in the Army, until he retired.

He saw action during World War II, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. He was wounded in action in France and received the Purple Heart.

On Sept. 6, 1941, he married Evelyn Christiansen. They lived in Pelham and raised their children there. He was a member of the Pelham Community Church, the Boy Scouts, and the American Legion.

In 1976, the couple moved year round to Montauk after Mr. Fischer’s retirement, and they lived there until 2006. Mrs. Fischer died in 2014.

In Montauk Mr. Fischer was active with the Montauk Community Church and AARP. He volunteered for Meals on Wheels and the Montauk Library.

He is survived by three children, Peter Fischer of Panama City, Panama, Wendy Graham of Cortland Manor, N.Y., and Jeffrey Fischer of La Porte, Ind. He leaves eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Fischer will be buried in a private service at Fort Hill Cemetery in Montauk.