Kirkwood, NY - Ernest C. Fisher, aged 90, of Vestal and formerly of Kirkwood, NY, passed away on August 2, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Afton.
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A funeral service will held at the Coleman & Daniels Funeral Home, LLC, 300 E. Main St., Endicott, on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Rev. Diane Prentice will officiate. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Ernie can be made to a
Ernie graduated from North High School in Binghamton and acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Commercial Science from Benjamin Franklin University in Washington, DC. He was employed by New York State Electric and Gas Corporation for 35 years serving in many capacities, retiring in 1985 as Corporate Senior Materials Analyst at Binghamton. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943 to 1946, re-enlisting in the reserves until 1949. He was a graduate of the first Armored NCO School under General Scott and served in the Third Army, European Theater as a tank commander, 16th Armored Division, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He transferred to the 79th Infantry in Wurzburg and then the 1st Infantry in Nuremburg. He also had the privilege of being selected to participate in the honor guard for General George S. Patton's funeral as a member of the firing squad. At that time, he was in the unit that managed and protected the homes of the international lawyers during the Nuremburg trials. Ernie also served on the Kirkwood, NY Youth Commission and was Director of Boy's Baseball, BSA Scoutmaster and Little League coach for several years. As a member of the Kirkwood Historical Society, he served as past President and Director. He was also a member of the Susquehanna County Historical Society in Montrose, PA, The Southern Tier Genealogical Society and a lifetime member of the DAV. He was an avid sports enthusiast which included golf, hunting, fishing and bowling. He loved playing cards with his family and enjoyed gardening. A true gentleman, respected and loved by all who knew him.
He is survived by his children, Linda and Bill Scheben of Afton, NY, Craig and Kathy Fisher of Evergreen, Colo., and Alan and Paula Fisher of Berkshire, NY; plus several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Elsie.
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300 East Main Street Endicott, NY 13760
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Aug. 4 to Aug. 6, 2014