Fischers married 50 years

By on June 14, 2017

Rick and Joan (née Kershaw) Fischer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last week.

The Fischers were married June 10, 1967, at the Parish House of Bloomfield Presbyterian Church on the Green, Bloomfield, N.J.

Rick received a B.S. in mathematics from Clarkson University, Potsdam, N.Y., in 1967, and his M.S. in nuclear science and engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1969. He worked as a nuclear engineer/computer analyst at Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Laboratory, Pittsburgh; and then, after moving to Lancaster County in 1973, with General Public Utilities in Reading. Rick served on the Cocalico School Board for 20 years, and also served on the Lancaster/Lebanon Intermediate Unit School Board for 18 years. He now serves as a computer consultant for East Cocalico Township.

Joan received a B.S. in mathematics and English from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1969, and worked as a mathematician in fuel element development at Westinghouse Bettis Atomic Laboratory in Pittsburgh. After moving to Lancaster County, she served as township auditor, and then was elected tax collector for East Cocalico Township. She has held that position for the last 34 years. Joan is also a freelance writer, having had columns and articles published in Redbook Magazine, and numerous conservative political publications.

Rick and Joan are the parents of Amanda Fischer, wife of Matthew Robertson, of Monrovia, Md.; and Dan Fischer, of Conifer, Colo.

Both Rick and Joan enjoy gardening; hiking; photography; vacationing in Bar Harbor, Maine, and Big Timber, Montana; and their beloved dog, Molly.

A family vacation is planned to Belgrade Lakes, Maine, a favorite family vacation spot, to celebrate their 50th.

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