James V. Fisher

James V. Fisher, 93, a longtime resident of the East End section of Wilkes-Barre, died Sunday.

Born Dec. 28, 1919, in East End, he was a son of the late James and Catherine Dooley Fisher.

Jim was a member of the class of 1939 of James M. Coughlin High School.

A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he served in campaigns with the 36th Infantry Division in North Africa, France, Italy, Germany and Austria. He was decorated with the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious action on the Siegfried Line at Ober-Otterbach in Germany.

Before retiring due to an injury in 1980, Jim was a trainman for the Delaware and Hudson Railroad.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathleen Blaum; brothers, Joseph and John Fisher; and nephews, Joseph F. and James P. Fisher.

He will be greatly missed by his nieces and nephews, Patrick J. (Tina) Fisher, Louis C. (Rebecca) Blaum Jr., James P. (Joan) Blaum, Kevin J. (Beth) Blaum, Mollie Blaum-Sherbin (Robert Sherbin), Eugene J. (Diane) Blaum, Elaine Fisher; great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Celebration of Jim's life will be held Friday with a funeral Mass at 11 a.m. in the Church of Holy Saviour on Hillard Street in the East End section of Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Vincent's Cemetery in Larksville.

Memorial donations are preferred and may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

Arrangements are by McLaughlin's – The Family Funeral Service.

Permanent messages and memories can be shared with Jim's family at www.celebratehislife.com.

Published in Times Leader on July 3, 2013