Person:Sydney Fischer (1)

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Sydney J. 'Syd' Fischer, Deli Sales Professional
m. 1893
  1. Tillie D. Fischer1894 -
  2. Rhea Fischer1896 - 1900
  3. Sydney J. 'Syd' Fischer, Deli Sales Professional1902 - 1969
  4. Harnah Fischerabt 1909 - bef 2014
m. 7 April 1920
Facts and Events
Name Sydney J. 'Syd' Fischer, Deli Sales Professional
Alt Name Sidney J. 'Syd' Fischer
Gender Male
Birth[1] 27 May 1902 Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
Marriage 7 April 1920 Brooke County, West Virginiato Mary Antoinette Burgoon
Death[1] 23 April 1969 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

About Sydney Fischer

Sydney J. "Syd" Fischer was born 27 May 1902 in Chicago, Cook County, Chicago, the son of Max Fischer (1862-abt. 1918/19) and his wife Esther "Bessie" Barents (b. 1868). In 1920, Sydney was living in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania with his mother (then a widow), and sisters Lillie (age 23), Hannah (age 11), and grandmother Augusta Barents.

Sydney worked for many years in the Southern California food industry and owned his own brokerage company, Champion Food Sales, representing manufacturer's products that were sold in delis in many retail supermarkets, especially in the imported cheese category.
He was also one of the original founding members of a local trade association, the Southern California Deli Council (now known as the Dairy/Deli/Bakery Council of Southern California (DDBC), and served as its first President in 1960, which still exists in 2014. The idea of establishing a food industry trade association focusing on the deli segment to upgrade the industry, promote goodwill, exchange ideas, keep abreast of industry developments, solve mutual industry problems and gain knowledge and enhance the operation of supermarket deli departments, originated with a conversation that took place in Syd's back yard which included Syd, Harry Schneider, Sam Freed and Bob Kearney. The first meeting of the Deli Council took place in Fischer's home until the group was large enough to be held in a small dining room at the Roger Young Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles.

Syd Fischer was honored by the Deli Council in September 1964 with its "Big Cheese" Award for his service to the Council. Sydney was known as a jovial character within the organization and was well-liked by all that knew him.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 California. Department of Public Health. Bureau of Vital Statistics. Death Index, 1940-1997.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Name: Sydney J Fischer
    Social Security #: 061073621
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 27 May 1902
    Birth Place: Illinois
    Death Date: 23 Apr 1969
    Death Place: Los Angeles
    Mother's Maiden Name: Barents

  2.   Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index: Death Master File, database. (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service).

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current
    Name: Sidney Fischer
    SSN: 061-07-3621
    Last Residence: 90069 West Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
    BORN: 27 May 1902
    Died: Apr 1969
    State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

  3.   Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees: (Note: not considered a reliable source).
  4.   United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625).

    1920 United States Federal Census
    Name: Sidney J Fischer
    [Sidney T Fischer]
    Age: 17
    Birth Year: abt 1903
    Birthplace: Illinois
    Home in 1920: Pittsburgh Ward 11, Allegheny, Pennsylvania
    Race: White
    Gender: Male
    Relation to Head of House: Son
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Birthplace: Poland
    Mother's name: Esther F Fischer
    Mother's Birthplace: New York
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Household Members: Name Age
    Esther F Fischer 51
    Lillie T Fischer 23
    Sidney J Fischer 17
    Hannah G Fischer 11
    Augusta Bareuts 65
    Kathryn Murphy 25