Michael “Mike” Fizer, 75, of Lyndora, passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospice on May 5.
Mike was born in Butler in 1943 to Michael and Mary (Stasko) Fizer. He lived in Lyndora his entire life. He worked at Armco as a crane operator and plant protection officer for 37 years before retiring in 1999. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Lyndora Volunteer Fire Department (LVFD) for more than 25 years. Mike was very patriotic and loved to serve his community. He earned his Emergency Management Technician certificate, attended many Fire Training and Certification courses, and was Assistant Chief for LVFD for a period of time. He also served on a committee that was instrumental in raising the funds to purchase the first Aerial Ladder Fire Truck for the LVFD. Mike enjoyed buying new cars, golfing, shopping, RV’ing, traveling, hunting, reading, and snowmobiling. He also enjoyed viewing and searching for Pokémon Cards with his grandson, Kevin. He was always searching for the perfect classic car, even shortly before his death. Mike was artistic, loved to play practical jokes, and had a great sense of humor.
Mike was a lifelong member of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Lyndora and was an altar server as a boy. He was active in Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow (Armco Troop 16). He loved his sons and was actively involved in their Scout troops serving as the Cubmaster of their Cub Scouts Troop.
Mike is survived by his wife, Daun Carol Fizer whom he married 53 years ago; a sister Marilyn Fizer Book; his sons Ronald (Rene) Fizer; Jim Fizer; Sheila Benn and her daughters, Angie and Ashley; and Scott (Becky) Fizer, grandson Kevin, and Chelsea and Jesse Cibella; 2 aunts and numerous cousins.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunnningham Street, Butler, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, at 10:00 a.m., at St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, 105 Kohler Avenue, Lyndora. The Rev. Radko Blichar, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in Butler County Memorial Park.
Parastas Services will be held at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
The family requests any donations in honor of his memory be made to St. Johns Byzantine Catholic Church.