Peter Fisher, MD|
Feb. 28, 1923 ~ Dec. 22, 2013
Peter died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Dec 22, 2013. He served the downtown Seattle community for decades as physician and good neighbor. His family were among the first residents at the then-new Grosvenor House at Fifth and Wall, where he established and maintained his private medical practice until 1980. Vibrant and active until the last few weeks of his life, his place and purpose in life will be forever felt and celebrated. He was husband, father, friend, athlete, actor, world traveler, WWII veteran, historian, teacher, author, public speaker, consultant, serious poker player, and benefactor.
When Peter was nine years old, his father died in a car crash, an event that would later shape and direct the focus of Peter's professional life. A graduate of the University of Philadelphia and a medical doctor by age twenty-six, Peter used his medical knowledge to effect higher safety standards and equipment in automobiles worldwide, and he was a pioneer in this effort. He co-founded a professional organization known as the "Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine (AAAM)," whose influence is now global. As one of the world's foremost authorities in automotive medicine, Peter was proud to address past AAAM Presidents at its fifty-sixth annual meeting in October 2012.
Peter's cherished wife, Louise, preceded him in death by twenty-three years. He is survived by daughter Jan, son Roger (Lisa), granddaughter Devon, sister Adele, and many nephews and nieces.
No services will be held at Dr. Fisher's request.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2014