Russ, a 54 year resident of Torrance, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2008 in Torrance after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was born in St. Louis, one of 14 children born to Oliver and Margaret Fischer, on August 17, 1927. He is survived by Son, Tom Fischer, Daughters, Chrystal Delahoussaye, Sandra Howard and Michelle Prieto, 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Also survived by sister-in-law, Becky Colson, 8 siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by the love of his life and wife of 49 years, Jeanette in 1995. A gathering of family and friends will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel at 2:30 P.M on Saturday, March 8th.