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Andrew Fisher

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Fisher, Andrew VERO BEACH, Fla. Andrew Fisher, 92, of Vero Beach died Friday, March 15, 2013 at VNA Hospice House. Son of the late Marion N. and Sarah T. Fisher, he was born December 17, 1920 in Richmond, Va. He moved to Vero Beach in 1983, coming from Nassau. Mr. Fisher was a United States Army veteran of World War II. He received his bachelor's degree in economics from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. and his master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass. Mr. Fisher worked at The New York Times for over 24 years, serving as executive vice president in charge of daily operations for his last five years at the newspaper. In 1970, he left The Times to go into business for himself at age 50, forming a partnership, Chatham Holdings, a company that owned the weekly newspaper, The Chatham Courier, Chatham, N.Y., and which sold newsprint to newspapers throughout the northeast. Mr. Fisher became publisher/president of the Wilmington News Journal, Wilmington, Del. from 1976-1978 guiding the paper from ownership by DuPont Company through negotiations and purchase by Gannett Corp. He returned to Nassau, continued operating Chatham Holdings and became a business consultant to numerous corporations throughout the New York Capital District. He negotiated the sale of several newspapers, including the Wilmington News Journal. Mr. Fisher was active in the Capital District. He was elected president of Albany Medical College in 1974 and served on several boards, including those of Albany Medical College, Siena College, Russell Sage College, and Norstar Bank, as well as the Wilmington News Journal. He was devoted to his Columbia County farm, where he raised Black Angus cattle, and was an avid fisherman well into his 80s. He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Cornelia Johnson Fisher of Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter, Carolyn Fisher of Springfield, Mass.; son, Andrew R. Fisher and daughter-in-law, Jane S. Fisher of Delmar; sister, Frances Merwin of Columbia, S.C.; and three grandchildren. His son, Peter R. Fisher, and sister, Juliet Firman, predeceased Mr. Fisher. Mr. Fisher's final resting place will be in upstate N.Y. Donations may be made to the , 3375 20th St., Suite 100, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Arrangements are under the direction of Lowther Cremation Service, Inc., Vero Beach. An online guestbook may be signed at lowthercremationservice .com
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Thomas S. Lowther Funeral Home & Crematory
1655 27th Street Vero Beach, FL 32960
(772) 778-3233
Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 24, 2013
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