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William H. Fischer

William H. Fischer of Basalt passed away at home on March 29, 2014, at age 92.

He is survived by two daughters, Mariellen Fischer of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and Diane Greene of Phoenix, Arizona. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Johnston Fischer, and a son, William David Fischer.

An avid skier, he skied for 70 years from ages 10 to 80. Bill was a native of Schenectady, New York, but fell in love with Colorado when stationed at Lowry Air Force Base during World War II. He attended the University of Colorado on the GI Bill, and subsequently completed master’s and doctoral degrees. Bill was an atmospheric chemist who did research in the United States, Europe and Antarctica. He published numerous scientific articles and testified before Congress about issues including acid rain, coal gasification and scrubbers in smokestacks.

He treasured friends that he met through his scientific activities.


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