Richard Fisher

August 4, 1942October 10, 2020

Richard Francis Fisher of Pelham AL passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2020 after a valiant battle with cancer.Richard was an intelligent, fun loving compassionate person who always lent a helping hand and was a friend to all. He had a strong work ethic and always gave 100% to any endeavor. He was a man who loved God, his family and his friends in that order. He was also just a big kid who loved to play games, tease his family and friends and enjoy a good laugh. Richard was a caring, loving father who taught his children great life lessons through his example.He made life so much fun they didn’t realize they were learning. He left them a legacy of love, faith and charity. He was was a strong person who never gave up on any cause. Born August 4,1942 in Rockville Centre NY to Joseph and Eileen Talty Fisher , Richard grew up in a large family with 7 brothers and sisters in Freeport NY. He graduated from Chaminade High School and Adelphi University. After serving in the US Army during the Vietnam War, he became a CPA who worked as an IRS agent and as a corporate accountant for JA Jones and BE&K/KBR construction and engineering companies. He met and married the love of his life Wanda on May 12, 1979 and they had 4 children: Caroline, Peter, Suzanne and Gregg. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Oak Mountain Missions and the Sertoma Club. Richard loved to volunteer his time helping others and he was active in feeding ministries such as Changed Lives, Bread and Roses, and Haiti Mission trips. He was actively involved in his children’s and grandchildren’s sports and activities and coached soccer. Richard had a generous heart and was beloved by his family and friends. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Eileen Fisher, Richard leaves behind his loving wife of 41 years Wanda Smith Fisher; children, Caroline (Bo), Peter (Kate), Suzanne, Gregg (Eleanore); grandchildren, Aidan, Caleb, Ean, Merrin, Emilia, Sam, Kai and Zen; nieces, Morgan McKown, Tina Frey, Theresa Fisher, Jennifer Schleigh and Rachel Palisin ; nephews, Christopher Frey, Michael Fisher, Alexander Fisher, and Rob Frey; brothers and sisters, Patricia Fisher Frey, Betty Fisher, John Fisher (Maggie), Timothy Fisher (Nancy), Hugh Fisher (Jennifer), Kathleen Fisher McKown, J.Peter Fisher. A life well lived, he will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace in God’s loving mercy. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate to Oak MountainMission Ministries or a charity of your choice.


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Barbara Hambacher

October 21, 2020

Dear Wanda and Fam –
It was with the deepest of sadness that I learned of Richard’s passing. I cannot think of words that are adequate at a time like this. But I do share your grief and will always treasure my memories of him.
He was a truly one-in-a-million, a true friend, and I will miss him terribly. We earthly beings have lost one of the very best, but we will have one more angel watching over us!
Richard will be long remembered for all the good works he did, for his kindness and generosity. A truly good man and a servant of God. He had many adventures and lived life to the fullest. He taught us to be grateful for the little things in life, and to live every day as if it were our last.
I am praying for you, Wanda, and the family during this sad time. May God give you all strength and comfort.
Barbara B Hambacher (Charlotte)

Cynthia Golson

October 15, 2020

Dear Wanda and Family,
So sorry for your loss. Richard will be greatly missed by so many. He was always very thoughtful and cheerful. He was a great joker and you had to smile when you were sharing a moment with him.
Love and prayers to you and your family.

Jeanne Talty

October 14, 2020

I remember when I was a kid we Taltys paid a visit to the Fisher compound to meet, and, visit the Fishers. It was 1964 ; and, we were on our way to the World's Fair in enroute to moving back to Tampa from Indiana. I had already met my very sophisticated cousin Peche. Peche would come to visit us at our house on the air Force base. Now I was really looking forward to meeting all my New York cousin's...the whole bunch of them. And, little by little, I met each and everyone of them over the years, yes all eight of them. They were so cool. And when I met Dick, I remember what a really nice, sweet and kind fellow he was. He was so warm and friendly. One time when Dick was in Tampa on a business trip, He took the time to call my mom to invite us to dinner. Dick picked us up in his rental car; and he took us out to a very fancy French restaurant. It was so neat to hear stories about the Fisher clan and all my cousins. It was extra special because he had that Long Island accent foreign to me. All his stories, quips, and bits of news of the family helped Mom and I more than Dick would ever know. It was so hard on us after my dad Hugh had died. I have always really appreciated Wanda that you and Dick made me feel included as part of your family. Thank you for the special memory of taking me to Ewtn to be in, the priest only audience with Mother Angelica. What a gift for us to have Mother's blessing when she came to meet and greet us. We were so blessed with God's graces and the protection of St. Michael the Arc Angel. I appreciated that Dick prompted me to pay a visit to St. Bernard's Abbey. I spent hours In the chapel with the monks and the relics of the twelve
apostles. Dick was a spiritual father to me. Turns out my trip after this visit was September 11 2001. Thanks Dick for your wisdom. I'll miss you Dick. You were a man of integrity. You were a good and fun guy.

Lynda Johnson

October 14, 2020

Fish was my friend. Fish was a friend to all who had the privilege to know him. He took my yoga class and taught me how to play Pickleball. Selfless teacher, awesome player. Kind and funny. Always left you smiling. God speed Fish

Terri Lohse

October 13, 2020

I am so saddened by the news of Richards passing. I know he will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.

I will always remember Richard as a kind, generous, loving man that always made you feel welcome. He always had a riddle to solve or a joke to tell and of course he was the best dancing partner at all the family weddings. Richard definitely made a difference in this world to so many, and will live on through his children, and grandchildren.

May God comfort you during this time and all the loving memories stay in your hearts forever.


Mary Geter

October 12, 2020

To Wanda and family, my deepest condolences. Dick as we called him at BE&K was a great manager and cared sincerely about the people who worked for him. He always pushed me to be better and I appreciated him for that. Even though I was no longer at the company when my husband went home to the Lord, Dick came to see about me and my family. He was thoughtful and kind to many. Rest In Peace.

Rose Ann Caiola

October 12, 2020

My deepest sympathies to Wanda & family! Richard was a caring & giving friend. He will be missed by many. My thoughts & prayers are with all of you! Rest In Peace dear Richard.
Rose Ann Caiola & family

Stephen Smith

October 12, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Dick has been a good friend and coworker to me for many years. We have had fun together picking fun at Jim (another coworker). He has always gone out of his way help me and others when we had problems on the computer. I will surely miss him. I know he is in a better place without any pain. May God bless and comfort Wanda and family in the coming days.
Steve Smith

Chris Chatta

October 12, 2020

Dear Wanda and Family,

We are so sorry to hear about Dick's passing. He was a great guy and was always willing to help others. My family and I enjoyed getting to know him better when he was organizing the volunteers for the soup kitchen meals in Woodlawn. You could really see the goodness of his heart, and how he cared for others who were not as fortunate. He will be missed by all who knew him on this earth, but we know that he has earned his reward in Heaven! I pray that God will always give your family wonderful memories of him, and that He will help ease the sorrow that you all must be feeling.
With our deepest sympathies,
The Chatta family

Andy Corneil

October 12, 2020

I will always remember the great times we had together in Boy Scouts. He was a man of great faith and good will, ready to help anyone at a moment’s notice. He led others to be the same. Dick will be truly be missed by all.
Godspeed, Dick.
Andy Corneil


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