WATERVLIET Sgt. David Michael Fisher, 21, our son of whom we are so proud, died Wednesday, December 1, 2004, while serving his country in Iraq. Born in St. Peter's Hospital in Albany on June 12, 1983, he is the beloved son of John J. (Jennifer) Fisher and Victoria A. DiMura both of Watervliet. He attended Seton Daycare Center, St. Brigid's School and Watervliet Elementary School, all in Watervliet. He was a 2001 graduate of Watervliet High School where he excelled on the Cannoneers football and basketball teams. He was employed by Schanz's Beverage in Watervliet. He started, coached and played with the Terminal Tavern flag football team known as the Terminals and was an artist who enjoyed drawing, listening to music, playing playstation and being with all his close friends. He enlisted in the Army National Guard in November 2001 and was based with the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Division of the New York National Guard in Troy. He was deployed on May 15, 2004 and trained in Texas and California. He left for Kuwait October 7 and had been serving with the Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Cavalry Regiment for about a month. He was promoted to Sergeant from Specialist posthumously on December 5, 2004. In addition to his loving parents, he is the best brother of Daniel A. Fisher, Andrea Q. Fisher and Gabriella and Alexandra; paternal grandson of the late John J. Fisher Sr. and Joan M. Heleniak Fisher formerly of Cohoes; maternal grandson of Vincent J. DiMura and Faith J. Renado DiMura of Watervliet; nephew of Michael P. (Kellie) Fisher of Clifton Park, Jackie (Joe) Abbott of Cohoes, Vincent J. VJ (Maria) DiMura of Grand Island, N.Y. and Suzanne (John) MacDaniel of Colonie; cousin of Cameron, Griffin and Madison Fisher, Joan, Joey and Johnny Abbott, Jacquelyn and Matthew DiMura, Samantha and Kyle MacDaniel; special cousin of Donna Patane of Long Island; and special love of Tara Mariano of Watervliet. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Brigid's Church, 7th Street and 4th Avenue, Watervliet where a Mass of Christian Burial will be con-celebrated. The interment with full military honors will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet on Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the David M. Fisher Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home. For directions and condolence book, www.parkerbrosmemorial.com David Michael Fisher is and always will be our little boy, but he is also a man, a soldier, an American! November 1, 2004 On a warm summer day in 1983 A beautiful child was born to me And on that day I learned that love Was a gift for me sent from above A miracle, a wonder, a little boy Who filled my life with endless joy. Watching him grow through the years Certainly not without any tears Still a gift, like no other I'd known But now I am left here all alone One more miracle if it can be? Please bring him safely back to me. After December 1st The Lord has decided to change the plan a bit Beside you now, he shall sit I thank you for his time with me I trust you now for eternity. Love, Mom
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 7 to Dec. 8, 2004