Veteran Firefighter and Battalion Chief (Ret) Clyde Thomas “Tom” Pfisterer died on Friday June, 10 2011.
He was born in 1936 to Clyde Howard and Helen Ziegler Pfisterer, cared for by his maternal grandmother and paternal grandfather while his parents had tuberculosis. Clyde grew up and graduated from
Sworn in by IFD in 1959, he spent more than 46 years as a Firefighter. He was a founding member of the IFD Arson Squad and earned ranks over time, serving in many stations and positions, retiring as a Battalion Chief in charge of Hi Rise Buildings in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
He continued to teach for the Dept of Homeland Security and FEMA all over the
He is survived by his wife Marilyn; sons, Dennis (Cindy) and Phillip (Patti); step-children, Linda, Mike (Denise) and Mark (Linda Marie); grandchildren, Ashley, Grant, Brett, Garrett and Jeremy; step-grandchildren, Nick and Jeannette and great-grandchildren, Austin and Libby and his many friends.
Memorial contributions can be made to Survive Alive,