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David Fitzer, David ben Mikhael, age 95, of Longwood, passed away at his residence, on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017. Born in Bronx, New York, on Aug. 4, 1922, he was the son of the late Max and Toby Berkowitz Fitzer. David earned his master’s degree in psychology from City College of New York and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He spent his working career as a middle-school math teacher, relocating to the Orlando area from Queens in 1983.

The family became members of Southwest Orlando Jewish Congregation before joining Congregation Ohev Shalom. David was predeceased by his first wife, Pearl Malkin Fitzer, in 1997 and his second wife, Paula Etzkin Fitzer in 2014.

He is survived by his son, Gilbert Fitzer of California; and his daughter, Rachel (Arnold) Heller of New York; and two grandchildren. He is also survived by his niece Sheera (Sara) Taylor of Palm Springs, Calif.

A graveside funeral service was held at Ohev Shalom Cemetery with Rabbi David Kay officiating. In memory of David Fitzer, the family requests contributions to Congregation Ohev Shalom, 613 Concourse Parkway South, Maitland 32751. Arrangements entrusted to Beth Shalom Memorial Chapel. 640 Lee Road, Orlando. 407-599-1180.


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