Russell C. Fisher, 91, of Fairview, died, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Manchester Commons.
He was born February 17, 1927 in Armstrong County, PA, son of Ivan and Vera (Minich) Fisher.
He attended Redbank Valley High School in New Bethlehem, PA and while in high school he
enlisted in the US Army, where he was deployed to the European Theater of Operations with
the 7th Infantry Regiment, serving from May 1, 1945 to November 16, 1945 with the occupation
forces in Germany. Upon his discharge from the Army he returned to Armstrong County where
he worked on the family farm.
Russell married his wife, Helen (Cherry) Fisher on November 30, 1951 and they moved to
Wesleyville where he worked at General Electric. Russ and Helen moved to Fairview in 1953
where he worked at Kendall Refining and then in 1970 he operated Presque Isle Exxon
Gas Station at Sterrettania and I-90. Most recently he worked for the PA Fish and Boat
Commission, retiring in 1989.
Russ was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates and Steelers fan throughout his life.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Harry Fisher.
He will be greatly missed by his family, which in addition to his wife Helen includes
two daughters, Nancy McKeehen (Ron), Barbara DeJesus (Felix); a son,
Russell C. Fisher Jr. (Kathy); his grandchildren, Lisette Ryan (Jeremy), Jessica DeJesus,
Megan Fisher, Jamie Lewis, and Megan Lewis.
Friends are invited to call on Sunday, July 15, at the Girard Alliance Church, 229 Rice Ave.,
Girard from 2 p.m. until the time of a Memorial Service there at 4 p.m. Burial with full military
honors will be held on Monday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at the Girard Cemetery.
Russell's family would like to express their gratitude for the exceptional care given to Russell
at Manchester Commons, especially Anthony and Deborah. In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to the Fairview Fire Dept., 7190 W. Ridge Rd., Fairview, PA 16415.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Edder Funeral Home, Inc., Girard.
To send condolences visit edderfuneralhome.com