ForeverMissed
Cynthia (Thomson) Fischer passed away at Saint Clare’s Hospital in Denville, NJ on May 9, 2020 at the age of 75 due to complications from COVID 19.

Born in Dover, NJ to George D. Thomson and Catherine (Caruso) Thomson, she grew up in Rockaway surrounded by family and friends, several of these friendships she maintained up until her passing.  She attended Morris Hills High School and made it a priority to see that reunions were successful year after year.  After marrying Larry Fischer and living in Denville for a brief while, they moved to Rockaway just up the street from where she grew up.  There, they raised their three sons, Lorenz, Paul, and Michael.  She worked several different jobs while raising her children all in hopes of giving her boys everything they ever wanted.  Eventually, with the help of her sons, she opened a hobby and dollhouse store in Rockaway called Rails To Cottages.  She ran the store for 20 years until its closing in 2015.

A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, our Mother’s hobbies included antiquing (yard sale-ing), playing Candy Crush on the computer, shopping, playing slot machines, spoiling her beloved pair of Chihuahuas (Frankie and Buddy), and doing everything and anything for her sons, grand-daughters, and friends. Her Grandchildren were the lights of her life.  She spent uncountable hours taking them places, baking with them, and helping them with arts and craft projects.  We will all surely miss Mom’s Christmas Surprise Balls, a tradition passed down from her Mother.  Mom loved spending time with family and, although she loved new adventures, she was just as happy lounging around the house whenever the family was together.  She didn’t hesitate for a second to do whatever was asked of her, oftentimes for strangers.  She accepted everyone with open arms and an open mind.

Although your time on Earth was cut short, the impact you made on you children, grandchildren, family and friends is immeasurable and will never be forgotten.  We all lost a piece of our hearts when you passed.  That void will be filled with the wonderful memories we have of you and the joy-filled way you lived your life.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Larry, of 51 years and by her loving sons Lorenz Fischer (Jennifer Finkelstein) of Cranford, NJ, Dr. Paul Fischer (Jennifer Carollo) of Brigantine, NJ, and Michael Fischer of Rockaway, NJ.  She is survived by her beautiful granddaughters Holly, Kara, Sierra, Isabelle, and Kayleigh. She is also survived by her brother, and sister in law, Don & Alice Thomson of Rockaway, NJ, as well as countless nephews, nieces, cousins and dear friends. 

Please celebrate Cynthia by having a delicious cup of coffee, watching Dirty Dancing, singing along to a Johnny Cash song or doing a kind act for another. 

Mom, you will be missed.

Memorial donations can be made in her memory to:
The Barnyard Sanctuary of Columbia, NJ (Complete the online form and include “In Memory of Cynthia Fischer” when asked how you would like your gift used)
OR
The Funny Farm Rescue an Animal Sanctuary in Mays Landing, NJ (Include “In Memory of Cynthia Fischer” when asked to add special instructions to seller)

Fertig Funeral Home


Posted by Kristen Scheer on May 31, 2020
This is on behalf of my father, Sidney Finkelstein. Dear Cynthia,
I am so sorry that the world has lost such a class act as we all knew you to be. I hope that heaven appreciates you as much as we all did. Heaven sure gained a great spirit.
Love,
Sid
Posted by Anthony Toriello on May 27, 2020

Posted by Sharon Luther Toriello on May 27, 2020

Cynthia and I have been friends since elementary school. Recently, she and I had the privilege of working together on multiple Morris Hills High School reunions. I loved her family and I loved her - one of those rare breeds who kept her family central to her life in all ways. No sacrifice was too much for her. I wish Larry, her children and grandchildren the power of memories and the gift of recollection. She will always remain as a special star in the night. I was blessed to call her my friend.
Posted by Judith Grow on May 27, 2020
I have the warmest memories of Cynthia especially when she watched my children, Courtney and Rachel. They always loved going to her house with hours of fun with Lorenz, Paul and Michael. She made every day special. She will surely be missed but will not be forgotten.
Posted by Patricia Haines on May 24, 2020
Although I have known Cynthia for only 17 years, I felt her embrace of kindness and sincere friendship. We looked forward to family reunions and celebration several times a year and her smile and joy just lite up the room. Cynthia is going to be missed.   My love and prayers are with you all at this time of sadness Cynthia;s memories and laugh will always be part of our lives. 
Posted by Jane Mathew on May 23, 2020
Good-bye to my dear and first best friend. We were inseparable during high school then separated for awhile and got back together to share those wonderful memories. You were then and never stopped being the most giving person I knew. I will miss you.
Posted by Kristen Scheer on May 22, 2020
Cynthia was such a wonderful person. I met her through my stepsister Jennifer who married her son Lorenz. She used to attend my superbowl gatherings and we would do a shared Father's Day celebration together. I remember how much she loved the movie Dirty Dancing and talking through Facebook messenger up late into the night with her. She loved all of her family and especially her grandchildren, sons and of course husband. The world lost a special soul when she passed and I know I will always remember her and the affect she has had on me in my life. I am so lucky to have known her.

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Posted by Kristen Scheer on May 31, 2020
This is on behalf of my father, Sidney Finkelstein. Dear Cynthia,
I am so sorry that the world has lost such a class act as we all knew you to be. I hope that heaven appreciates you as much as we all did. Heaven sure gained a great spirit.
Love,
Sid
Posted by Anthony Toriello on May 27, 2020

Posted by Sharon Luther Toriello on May 27, 2020

Cynthia and I have been friends since elementary school. Recently, she and I had the privilege of working together on multiple Morris Hills High School reunions. I loved her family and I loved her - one of those rare breeds who kept her family central to her life in all ways. No sacrifice was too much for her. I wish Larry, her children and grandchildren the power of memories and the gift of recollection. She will always remain as a special star in the night. I was blessed to call her my friend.
Posted by Judith Grow on May 27, 2020
I have the warmest memories of Cynthia especially when she watched my children, Courtney and Rachel. They always loved going to her house with hours of fun with Lorenz, Paul and Michael. She made every day special. She will surely be missed but will not be forgotten.
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Shared by Noreen Baruti on May 22, 2020
Cynthia, I love you! I will always keep near and dear to my heart! I want you to know,  we will always love our girls , there will not be a summer, that goes by that we don’t think if you! I’ll never forget the time we took the girls to Turtle Back Zoo ! We enjoy each other’s company so much , I adored you from that moment on... your an amazing mother, grandmother, sister and friend! Tom and I , will keep the memories Green! Rest easy my friend!