Gainesville, FL – Theodore David Fischer passed away peacefully and surrounded by family at his home on Sunday, May 17, 2015 after an extended illness. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1933, one of two children born to parents Samuel and Beatrice Stewart Fischer. Teddy, as he was known to family and friends, was raised in Pittsburgh and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in 1951. Three years later, he married high school sweetheart Joan and to this union four children were born. Ted attended the University of Pittsburgh Law School and received his Juris Doctorate in 1958. He practiced law in Pittsburgh until moving with his family to Miami, Florida in 1970. After a few years diligently working on his golf game, Ted sat for the Florida Bar Exam and began his second legal career. Ted was also a founding partner of In-Rel Properties, a Commercial Real Estate Management and Development company based in Lake Worth, FL. Ted and Joan moved to Gainesville, FL in 2001 to live on the family farm with their children and grand children. A kind hearted and generous man, Ted’s greatest joy was his family. He had an excellent sense of humor and loved sports whether he was spectator or participating. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Joan; children: Bruce (Anita) Fischer, Sandy (Steve) Kessler and Betsy Fischer; and two grandchildren: Brandon and Colby Stewart. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Jack (Margaret) Fischer; and a son, Steven Fischer. He will also be remembered by his devoted kitty, Walter. In accordance with Ted’s wishes, a Memorial Service will be held at a later date and donations are asked to be made to Hospice of the Nature Coast 150 North Main Street High Springs, FL 32643.