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FORMER UCLA AD FISCHER DIES AT 78.

Byline: Associated Press

Bob Fischer, UCLA's athletic director from 1980-83 - a period that featured a Rose Bowl victory - has died at 78.

He died of congestive heart failure Sunday at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, the university said Monday.

Fischer joined the UCLA athletic department in 1964 as assistant athletic director and became associate director in 1978. When J.D. Morgan retired in 1979, Fischer was appointed acting athletic director.

The next year, he got the permanent job. He retired in 1983 and was succeeded by Peter Dalis, the current athletic director.

During Fischer's stay, UCLA won eight NCAA team titles, including five in one year, as well as the 1983 Rose Bowl.

A native of San Francisco, Fischer graduated from UCLA in 1945 and worked in the school's business office from 1946-51. For the next five years, he was involved in university affairs.

Fischer is survived by his wife, Liliane; four children, Larry, Diane, Michele and Denise; and 10 grandchildren.

A mass will be held Friday at St. Cyril's Catholic Church in Encino.
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Publication:Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
Article Type:Obituary
Date:Feb 22, 2000
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