John “Jay” Fischer, Jr., 78, of Gainesville, Florida passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. Mr. Fischer was born on December 15, 1937 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Margaret Gill Fischer and John Fischer, Sr. Jay attended Bishop Kenney High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Mississippi State University in 1962. He later moved to Gainesville and enjoyed a successful career in copier and office supply sales with Xerox, Advanced Business Products, and Folsom Forms before retiring in 2014. He spent his free time playing golf, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Jay is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Nancy Fischer, his sister Jane Kiernan, children Carrie (Brett) Alexander, John (Tamera) Cannon, James (Jolie) Cannon, and Patty (Stephen) DeGraff, as well as eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4:30-7:00pm at Milam Funeral Home in Gainesville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00am at Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 10900 SW 24th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida with Father Jeff McGowan presiding. Interment will follow at Forest Meadows Cemetery, 4100 NW 39th Avenue, Gainesville, Florida.