Bernard Milford Fisher
Bernard Fisher passed away peacefully on May 1, 2014, at Holmes Regional Medical Center, Melbourne, FL after a sudden illness.
Bernie was born in Jacksonburg, WV, on Nov. 27, 1927, and resided in Ewing for many years before retiring with his wife, Mary, in sunny Clearwater, FL. He was predeceased by his mother, Gladys; father, William. His wife of 57 years, Mary, predeceased him on March 13, 2014.
He is survived by sons, Herb (JoAnn) of Satellite Beach, FL, and Bill of Ewing; and four grandchildren, Jeff (Lacey), Stacey (Teddy Vinoya), Sarah, and Kelly (fiancé, Dave Olson). He is also survived by his sisters Vonnie Collins and Glen Halko, of Ewing, and goddaughters Judy Disetti and Joyce Holden, and many nieces and nephews. Bernie was a hard worker and served as a jet engine technician during the Korean War at Taegu Air Base Korea. After returning from the war, he worked as a ceramic potter at Trenton Potteries. He subsequently joined the USPS and retired in 1990 to Clearwater, FL. Bernie was a very active person and loved to gather with friends and family. He and Mary hosted many large family picnics at their Ewing home for family, friends, and for special events. While he lived in New Jersey, Bernie loved to fish with his father and two sons. After retiring to Florida, he continued to fish, and took up golfing, and had three hole-in-ones to his credit. Another favorite activity was tending to his immaculate lawn, flower and vegetable gardens, always accompanied by his pet (and best friend) Candy. He was an avid bowler and continued bowling his entire life until becoming primary care-giver for Mary. Bernie was a Lifetime member of the VFW and Elks. You could always spot them at events, as they were the couple in matching colors. He loved country music, but was not thrilled at the new style of country music, but still loved to dance.
Dad, Pop-Pop, Uncle — you will be missed.
A life celebration service will be held at 2:00 PM, May 9, at Glenbrooke ALF in Palm Bay, FL, with his immediate family and friends. Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of St. Francis, 1250 Grumman Pl., Titusville, FL 32780, (321) 269-4240, or any hospice or any VFW of choice.
Published in FLORIDA TODAY from May 6 to May 8, 2014