A former physical education teacher at Upper Darby High School who played for the U.S. Olympic field hockey team has died, according to a report in The Cape Gazette.
Dianne Fischer, who taught for 32 years at Upper Darby, her alma mater, died Oct. 25 at her home in Lewes, Del. She was 77.
Born Aug. 19, 1943 in Darby, she was an excellent athlete, particularly in field hockey, basketball, and tennis.
At Ursinus College, she earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education and later obtained her master’s degree.
She graduated in 1965 with four varsity letters in field hockey, basketball, tennis, and softball.
She was a goalie for the U.S. Olympic field hockey team, before returning to Upper Darby to teach.
She was also a respected coach of field hockey, tennis, and basketball.
Read more about the life of Dianne Fischer in The Cape Gazette.