Abbie Jo (A.J.) Fischer, faculty sponsor for the Gay Straight Alliance at Arlington’s James Bowie High School, died at her home over the weekend, according to an e-mail I received this morning from Pedro G. Calderon, founder and president of the GSA.
Calderon wrote: “We might have lost a wonderful woman, teacher, friend, hippie, ally and GSA Momma, but we have gained a beautiful angel!”
You can see the GSA’s tribute to Fischer on the GSA website.
According to an obituary in The Dallas Morning News, Fischer was 57 years old. The obit says she is survived by her mother, Elaine Smith, her brother, Douglas Smith, “a loving extended family, many friends and her beloved cats.”
She will be cremated and her ashes distributed according to her wishes. There will be no memorial service.