Joachim W. Fischer
Joachim (Joe) W. Fischer peacefully passed away in his Santa Barbara home on June 10, 2019. He is survived by his children Andreas, Robert, and Tania and his two grandchildren Nicolo and Alise. Joe was born on May 28, 1932 in Bieberteich Germany. In 1960, shortly after receiving his PhD, he moved to Los Angeles with his newly wedded wife, Dolly. Joe worked as an engineer and manager for Aero Space firms in Southern California. As a father, he supported his children by instilling the values of hard work, education, and sports. After his retirement, Joe moved to Santa Barbara in 2000. His fondness for the sciences was balanced with the simple things in life: family, outdoors, conversation, good wine, good food and his beloved wife Dolly who he now joins. We honor our father and grandfather; he was an exceptionally kind and giving person.