Sylvia Fischer 5

Sylvia Fischer.

Sylvia Fischer, nee Gordon, 104, resident of Hyde Park since 1947, died April 1.

Born 1918 in Brooklyn, NY, she attended Hunter College (BA), U. of Chicago (MSW) and Chicago Teachers College. She was predeceased by her husband Charles H. Fischer and granddaughter Jean Fischer Boma.

Noted Civil Rights and peace activist, beloved Shoesmith School teacher and CTU activist, she leaves children Charles, Katherine and Barbara, grandchildren Carl Fischer, Elena, Jennifer and Alexander Rakochy, Paul and Kaya Williams, great-grandchildren Cole and Alexis Fischer, Alexis and Felicity Rakochy, and Sadie Lee Rakochy Gordon, and several great-great grandchildren.

She was passionate about her family, pupils and social justice activities. She is deeply missed.

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