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“It is with great sadness that we learned of Uncle Dick's passing. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and we hope that in a small way they help...Read More »
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Richard C. (Dick) Fisher
Nine Decades Young

Richard C. (Dick) Fisher was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 23, 1928 to the late Clark and Gladys (Phillips) Fisher. He was a graduate of Central High School, a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church and a dedicated member of the Masons, Scottish Rite and Shrine. Dick passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his wife and family on August 11, 2018. He was employed by Kmart in 1950 as a warehouse dock worker in Fort Wayne and worked his way up locally until in 1969 he was given a role overseeing the building and operations of the Kmart Distribution Centers and he began moving around the US. After Dick's retirement in 1988 he and Avis moved to Jimerson Shores, near Angola, Indiana where they enjoyed the lake life with his family. They enjoyed many great times boating and fishing together at the lake. Even after retiring Dick continued giving back to the community by shuttling rural Indiana children in need of treatment to the Shriners Hospital for Children. Time moved on and he and Avis became "Snowbirds" wintering in the South and spending their summers in Indiana. No matter where he and Avis landed Dick loved riding his bike with his dog Sarah in the basket where they would meet and greet everyone they came in contact with. In 2008 Avis and he moved to Cortland, Ohio in order to be close to their grandchildren and great grandchildren which he thoroughly enjoyed watching them play and grow. Dick would always tell Avis, "Stick with me and we'll go places," and they certainly did from Sunday drives to cross country relocations to fifth-wheeling around the United States, they enjoyed life. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Avis (Armstrong) Fisher, son Brad Fisher of Chicago, IL and daughter, Sheila Fisher of Cortland, OH, grandchildren, Corie Jane (Dan) Hlifka, Matthew Richard (Heather) Hlifka five great grandchildren, Shawn, Alex, Makayla, Makenzie, Kohlten, his brother, Lee (Helen) Fisher of North Carolina numerous nieces , nephews and last but certainly not least their "Adopted Daughter" Debbie Beltz. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, William and Phillip Fisher who died during WWII. Services will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 10 AM at D.O. McComb & Son Funeral Home-Covington Knolls 8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46804. Visitation for Dick will be on Wednesday, August 15th 2-4 & 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Entombment will be held after the service at Lindenwood Cemetery. The family request memorial gifts be directed to the Shrine Children's Hospital. A special thank you to our Angle (now part of the family) Michelle Stienman for her uplifting and fun personality her wonderful care and love over the past several year, our support team and wonderful nurses at Hospice of the Valley the many friends and caregivers who have been so loving and gracious in helping us over the past three year journey, it is with our deepest appreciation we say, "May God Bless You."