It was just one month ago today. Re-reading all of your kind words is a bit overwhelming. Thank you to friends and former students near and far for sharing your treasured memories. Lynn
My family and I are very sorry for your loss. I am glad I was able to meet Roger over the years... who can forget Roger and Lynn driving up to do the famous fish fries when Mark and I and others lived together in college. I also remember Roger walking thru my house in 2005 in the middle of massive renovations and him joking with me "Ron you're either really crazy or really brave to take this on!" I can tell from the entries of his students that he was a tremendous role model and mentor for many students over many years and his influence will live on. I consider myself fortunate to have met Roger.
- Ron Kim
I considered it an honor to be a student of Mr. Fisher. I admired him for his knowledge, leadership and compassion. He was fantastic teacher and an incredible person. He will be missed.
Nice turn out last night-not at all surprizing. He was proud of how his boys turned out. I owe my career in fish biology and 30-yr employment at Ohio State/Stone Lab to his Ichthyology class. He set me up with an internship my senior year with the OSU boss that I would have my entire career there, getting paid to play with fish and teach Lake Erie ecology. John Hageman, NHS Class of '77
like the wake spreading behind reflects the cut of the boat, these messages speak to the measure of the man. Roger's influence continues to spread exponentially, across generations. He is a big part of why so many of us find joy and wonder in the world around us. His wonder became our wonder. I owe much of what I know about the lakes and the rivers and the fish and the trees and the atoms and the galaxies to Roger. I understand my place in, my impact on and my responsibility to the environment because I had Roger as both teacher and friend. Fish on, Rog. May your bait box be full and your line ever taut. You live in all of us now.