Dr. Doane Fischer ’45 died in Lexington, Kty., on April 7, 2008.
Born on November 25, 1923, in Philadelphia, Penn., he was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity at Bowdoin, as well as Masque & Gown and the football team. Following his graduation, he earned his medical degree at Temple University. From 1950 to 1952, he served as lieutenant in the Naval Medical Corps at the 130th Army Station Hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. He came to Kentucky in 1955 to serve as chief of pediatrics at Miners Memorial Hospital and through the years was a prominent health advocate in the state. In 1969, he became a professor of pediatrics at the University of Kentucky and later became associate dean at the College of Medicine. He served as chairman of the Kentucky Council for Heath Services and was a state delegate to the 1960, 1970, and 1981 White House Conferences on Children and Youth. These and many other services and honors led him to be named a local Public Health Hero Award recipient in 2008. He was married to Catherine Campbell Fischer, who predeceased him, as did his brother, Hebert L. Fischer ’41. He is survived by three sons, Daniel H. Fischer of Lexington, John D. Fischer of Marietta, Ga., and David M. Fischer or Alpharetta, Ga.; two daughters, Anne Broadmeyer of Brookfield, Conn., and Caroline Bryant of Lexington; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.