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David Fisher Obituary

1983 - 2004
WATERVLIET – Sgt. David Michael Fisher, 21, our son of whom we are so proud, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, while serving his country in Iraq. Born in St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany on June 12, 1983, he is the beloved son of John J. (Jennifer) Fisher and Victoria A. DiMura both of Watervliet. He attended Seton Daycare Center, St. Brigid’s School and Watervliet Elementary School all in Watervliet. He was a 2001 graduate of Watervliet High School where he excelled on the Cannoneers football and basketball teams. He was employed by Schanz’s Beverage in Watervliet. He started, coached and played with the Terminal Tavern flag football team known as the "Terminals" and was an artist who enjoyed drawing, listening to music, playing playstation and being with all his close friends.

He enlisted in the Army National Guard in November 2001 and was based with the 42nd Infantry “Rainbow Division” of the New York National Guard in Troy. He was deployed on May 15, 2004 and trained in Texas and California. He left for Kuwait October 7 and had been serving with the Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Cavalry Regiment for about a month. He was promoted to Sergeant from Specialist posthumously on December 5, 2004.

In addition to his loving parents, he is the best brother of Daniel A. Fisher, Andrea Q. Fisher and Gabriella and Alexandra, paternal grandson of the late John J. Fisher, Sr. and Joan M. Heleniak Fisher formerly of Cohoes, maternal grandson of Vincent J. DiMura and Faith J. Renado DiMura of Watervliet, Nephew of Michael P. (Kellie) Fisher of Clifton Park, Jackie (Joe) Abbot of Cohoes, Vincent J. “VJ” (Maria) DiMura of Grand Island, NY and Suzanne (John) MacDaniel of Colonie, Cousin of Cameron, Griffin and Madison Fisher, Joan, Joey and Johnny Abbot, Jacquelyn and Matthew DiMura, Samantha and Kyle MacDaniel, Special cousin of Donna Patane of Long Island and special love of Tara Mariano of Watervliet.

The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 am at St. Brigid’s Church, 7th Street and 4th Avenue, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be con-celebrated. The interment with full military honors will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet on Wednesday from 3-8 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the David M. Fisher Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. For directions and condolence book, www.parkerbrosmemorial.com.

"David Michael Fisher is and always will be our little boy, but he is also a man, a soldier, an American!"