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Dr. Charles G. Fisher

Fisher, Dr. Charles G.
Dr. Charles G. Fisher of Stamford, CT, a retired university administrator, musician, and devoted husband and father, passed away at Stamford Hospital on December 26, 2012, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Patricia Allen Provorse Fisher, his son, Adam G. Fisher, his daughter-in-law, Abigail Williamson, twin granddaughters, Anya and Lyla Fisher, sister-in-law, Diane Fisher, five nieces, and an uncle. Chuck was born in Bronxville, NY on April 18, 1937 to Katherine Adams and Granville H. Fisher. He graduated from Amityville High School in 1954, earned his B.S. in Music Education from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 1962, an M.S. in Higher Education from Syracuse University in 1964, and a Doctorate of Education (D.Ed.) from The Pennsylvania State University in 1970. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1955-1959, playing tuba in the Air Force band. Chuck began his career at the University of California at Davis as Dean of Men (1964-1967) and served as Assistant Dean of Students at Penn State (1967-1970) while completing his doctorate. He was the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Director of Residence Life at the State University of New York at Albany (1970-1979) and the Dean of Students at State University of New York College at Purchase (1979-1986). From 1986-1998, he served as Vice President, Educational Division at The Maxon Company, an insurance third party administrator. After a brief retirement, he returned to work as Director of Marketing and Sales at JANUS Associates, Inc., until 2004. Over the years, he played bass in several Dixie bands, including the Tarnished Six, the Gilded Seven, and the Night Bloomin' Jazzmen. Chuck was an active member of the Stamford Yacht Club and the Shippan Point Gourmet Club. He was a former president of the congregation at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stamford and sang in the choir for more than 25 years. He was an active steward of the church's thriving music program, including serving as a former chair of the organ committee and co-chair of the 100th anniversary Heritage Outreach Fund. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, his sister Marjorie A. Ransom, and his twin brother Robert B. Fisher.
A memorial service will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church, 884 Newfield Avenue, Stamford CT, on January 12, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. John's Lutheran Church Special Music Fund in Stamford, CT. The Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 is honored to assist the Fisher family with the arrangements.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.cognetta.com

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Published in StamfordAdvocate on Dec. 30, 2012
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