Robert W. Fisch, age 83, a longtime area resident, passed away on, Thursday, March 7, 2019 at his residence in Wallkill. Born in Weehawken, NJ on June 13, 1935 he was the son of the late Walter E. and Elizabeth (Nussbaumer) Fisch. He was predeceased by his wife the late Barbara E. (Welch) Fisch in 2010.
Bob was the retired Curator of Arms at the West Point Museum from 1964 until his retirement in 2002. He served in the US Army, 161st Military Police Bn. 1951-1957 and the Armored Rifle Bn. 113th Inf. Regt. 1957-1960, NJNG. He authored several books including “Soldiers of World War I”, “Field Equipment of the Infantry” and wrote many articles in French and American periodicals on military arms and uniforms. He worked with Mercury and Riverside recording companies producing historical music and battle sound recordings. Bob enjoyed craft type projects, restoring antiques and building replicas of them and was an accomplish plectrum banjo player. His memberships include The Bergen County Militia, The Hessian Regt. V. Ditfurth, Battery B, 1st N.J. Light Artillery, a founding member of The Brigade of the American Revolution, North South Skirmish Association and the United Sates International Muzzle Loading Team, who along with fellow team members and wife Barbara competed in matches held in the United States, France, Spain, Switzerland and England. Combined they were awarded 18 Gold, 3 Silver and 4 Bronze medals in World Championships and established 3 world records. He additionally was a member of the N.R.A., Wallkill Rod & Gun Club, Antique Automobile Club of America and the Model T Ford Club of America.
Survivors include a daughter Michelle A. Guenther and her husband Chris of New Windsor. A nephew Thomas C. Markert and his wife Julie of Downsville and great nephew Thomas C. Markert, II. Predeceasing him was a sister Barbara Markert in 2016.
Friends are invited to call at White, Venuto & Morrill, FCS, 188 North Plank Road, Newburgh, on, Monday, March 18, 2019 from 5 to 8pm. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home at 10am, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. The Reverend Dustin Trowbridge will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor.