James V. Fisher

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James V. Fisher, 93, a longtime resident of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday, June 30, 2013.

Born Dec. 28, 1919, in East End, he was a son of the late James and Catherine Dooley Fisher.

Jim was a member of the Class of 1939 of James M. Coughlin High School.

An Army veteran of World War II, he served in campaigns with the 36th Infantry Division in North Africa, France, Italy, Germany and Austria. He was decorated with the Bronze Star medal for meritorious action on the Siegfried Line at Ober-Otterbach in Germany.

Before retiring due to an injury in 1980, Jim was a trainman for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.

His sister, Kathleen Blaum, brothers, Joseph and John Fisher, and nephews, Joseph F. and James P. Fisher, preceded him in death.

He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, Patrick J. (Tina) Fisher, Louis C. (Rebecca) Blaum Jr., James P. (Joan) Blaum, Kevin J. (Beth) Blaum, Mollie Blaum-Sherbin (Robert Sherbin), Eugene J. (Diane) Blaum and Elaine Fisher; great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

A celebration of Jim's life will be held Friday, with a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in Holy Saviour Church, 54 Hillard Street, East End section of Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Vincent's Cemetery, Larksville.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements are by McLaughlin's — The Family Funeral Service.

Permanent messages and memories may be shared with Jim's family at www.celebratehislife.com.
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McLaughlin's - The Family Funeral Service
142 South Washington Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
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Published in Citizens' Voice on July 3, 2013
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