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FISCHER, Virginia Mary (Stein) Aug. 14, 1927 ~ Aug. 20, 2011 Virginia went to be with the Lord after passing away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and caregivers. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pa. In 1947, Virginia married her one and only true love, William (Bill) Fischer. Bill and Virginia started their family in Pittsburgh and then moved to Granada Hills, Calif., in 1954, where they raised their nine children. Virginia was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother, a genuinely selfless example to all who knew her. Virginia was an active volunteer at St. John Baptist De La Salle while raising her family. Virginia retired in 1987, from the LAUSD, after working for many years at Porter Jr. High. When Bill and Virginia moved to Palmdale, Virginia joined the Craft Group at St. Mary Catholic Church and assisted with many fundraisers. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bill Fischer and is survived by her sisters: Bernardine Horstman, Lois Bruckner and sister-in-law Alma Stein; her children: Bruce Fischer; Eric Fischer (Richard West); Larry Fischer (Jolene); Bill Fischer, Jr. (Diane); Rose Fischer; Sally Harrington (Mike); Mary Tuttle (Greg); Tom Fischer (Julie); Jim Fischer (Jody); as well as 23 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Viewing will be held from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., Friday, August 26, 2011, at Rose Family Funeral Home 4444 Cochran St., Simi Valley, CA 93063. Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011, at St. John Baptist De La Salle 16555 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344. Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, August 27, 2011 at Eternal Valley Memorial Park, 23287 North Sierra Highway, Newhall, CA 91321. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations to: St. John Baptist De La Salle School, 16535 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills, CA 91344.

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