William A. Fischer, of Camillus, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 20, 2011 after a very brief illness. A lifetime resident of Syracuse, he was born on Monday, April 23, 1934 and was the son of William Fischer and Eleanor Kubiak Fischer. He was a salesman for Napa-Genuine Auto Parts, retiring in 1999 after 45 years. William enjoyed boating with his family and friends in the Thousand Islands. A sports fan, he enjoyed baseball and was an avid NY Yankees fan. He also enjoyed basketball and was a Syracuse Orange fan. William was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with them, especially his three grandchildren. William was predeceased by his brother, Richard Fischer. Surviving are his wife, Shirley; son and daughter-in-law, William R. & Sharon Fischer of Syracuse; and grandchildren, William C., Colleen and Aubrey Fischer. Relatives and friends may call Sunday, January 23 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Buranich Funeral Home, 5431 W. Genesee St., Camillus. Services will follow at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. William will be laid to rest in the spring at Howlett Hill Cemetery. Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.