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Jeanne Fisher

Jeanne Pollack Fisher

The Fisher family mourns the passing of our wonderful Jeanne Pollack Fisher on Friday morning, February 14, 2014, at Channing House in Palo Alto.  She was born November 20, 1919, in Fresno California.


She will be deeply missed by her children and their spouses, Alan and Sharon, Monte and Kathleen, Neil and Cathy Ann, Eve and Sean, her ten grandchildren, Lisa, Scott, David, Ben, Aaron, Kelly, Sarah, Ryan, Jacob and Jason, her three great grandchildren, Violet, Clayson and Caroline, and many friends.


Jeanne Fisher graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1940.  She moved to an apartment in San Francisco with a view of the Golden Gate and began working as a social worker at Homewood Terrace in San Francisco serving young people.  After the end of World War II, she married Leon Fisher, moved to Palo Alto, and had her four children while still working part time as a social worker.   She was active in the mid-peninsula peace movement and at the Peninsula Peace Center working against the spread of nuclear bombs and the Vietnam War.  In 1969, she completed her Masters Degree in School Psychology at San Jose State and began working at schools on the mid-peninsula.


After her children were grown, she moved back to San Francisco where she lived for the next two decades.  She volunteered her social work skills at the San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, for the office of Mayor Feinstein and elsewhere.  She supported the work of a number of other charitable organizations.


A memorial will be held Saturday, February 22, from 2 to 6 pm at Channing House in Palo Alto where she has lived for the last decade.


The family would appreciate that any donations in her memory be sent to the organization to which she donated so much of her energy: San Francisco Child Abuse Prevention Center, 1757 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA 94117.


Published in San Francisco Chronicle from Feb. 18 to Feb. 23, 2014
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