In Loving

John August Fischer, Jr.

July 8, 1954 – April 4, 2024

John August Fischer, Jr. entered Jesus’ presence on Thursday,  April 4, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of love, service, and compassion that will forever endure in the hearts of those who knew him.

Born to the late John and Venetia Fischer. John is survived by his beloved wife, Lita, who stood by his side through every triumph and trial; daughter, Katie Britton (Mike); son, Jonathan Fischer (Laura); his adored grandchildren, Daniel Bear and Olive Ray, who brought immeasurable joy and laughter into his life; and his beloved German Shepherd, Valli Grace.

A lifelong learner, John pursued his education with diligence and passion. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Science and Psychology from Eastern College in St. David’s, PA, before earning his MBA and working for his entire career as a Hospital Administrator. His thirst for knowledge and commitment to personal growth continued throughout his life and career.

John served in the Navy Reserves for 15 years, as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Medical Service Corp. His dedication to his fellow service members and his commitment to providing quality medical care were unwavering.

Driven by his deep faith in Jesus and a love for people, John dedicated much of his life to serving others. He participated in numerous medical missions throughout his life and professional career. Providing hands-on medical care in the Dominican Republic, aiding hurricane-ravaged communities, leading worship services for Pediatric Cancer Campers in Montana, and delivering medical supplies to underserved regions across the globe.

John was a man of many passions, each contributing to the richness of his life and others. Running specifically was a source of joy, evident in his completion of 17 marathons across several continents, a testament to his discipline and determination. John also found peace by immersing himself in the awe-inspiring scenery of National Parks, cultivating a profound appreciation and connection with God’s creation. However, amidst his adventures, what truly set John apart was his desire to help others become their best selves. He possessed a rare gift for mentoring and teaching, inspiring those around him to reach their full potential, leaving a lasting impact on all who crossed his path.

John’s life was a living example of servant leadership. He believed that there was a lesson to be learned in every experience and approached each day with humility and gratitude. His love for Jesus and his love for people were the guiding forces that shaped his every action and decision.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2024, at Shalom Baptist Church, 8116 Walnut Grove Rd Mechanicsville, VA 23111.

For those wishing to express their condolences, flowers may be sent on the morning of Monday, April 29 directly to the church or a donation may be made to The Eagle Mount Foundation in Bozeman Montana, in honor of John’s memory.