MOUNT WOLF – John W. Fisher, 93, passed away peacefully, Thursday, August 17, 2017. He was the husband of the late Ruth L. (Wagner) Fisher who passed away on May 2, 2015 after 67 years of marriage.
Mr. Fisher was born October 10, 1923 in Pittsburgh, PA., and was the son of the late John Harrison and Jean (Wallace) Fisher.
He graduated from Crafton High School in the suburbs of Pittsburgh in 1942. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corp as a First Lieutenant attached to the Thirteenth Air Force, 23 Squadron, 5th Bomb Group stationed in the South Pacific where he flew 48 combat missions serving as a Bombardier flying in B-24s. He fought in battles and campaigns in Bismarck-Archipelago, New Guinea, South Philippines, Luzon, China and the Philippine Liberation receiving decorations and citations for his service. After the war, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering in 1949.
He started his professional career in Pittsburgh, PA., working for the Superior Paper Products Company. He moved to Mount Wolf, PA. to join a new corrugated box manufacturer, York Container Company in 1954 where he worked for over 36 years retiring in 1990.
John enjoyed sports especially football and baseball, traveling to watch the Pitt Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates whenever he could. He enjoyed crabbing off the shores of the Chesapeake Bay for many years with his three close friends who he says farewell and God Bless.
Mr. Fisher is survived by his daughter, Carolyn Fisher Carey and her husband Gary of Mechanicsburg; his two sons, John Wayne Fisher and his wife Irene of South Lyon Michigan, and David Fisher of York; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one step-great grandchild, and one great great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Alice Ethel Fuchs and Louella Jean Jordan, and one great-grandchild.
His memorial service will begin at 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 9, 2017 at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 AM Saturday at the funeral home. Officiating at the service will be the Reverend Jason Northridge. The private family burial will be in Chartiers Cemetery in Carnegie, PA. The York County Veterans Honor Guard will provide full military honors at the funeral home.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. John Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 718, Mount Wolf, PA 17347
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