FRANKLIN M. FISHER
1934 - 2019
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FISHER, Franklin M. MIT Economist Franklin M. Fisher, 84, of Cambridge, formerly of Concord, died April 29 of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was the Jane Berkowitz Carlton and Dennis William Carlton Professor of Microeconomics, Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was a frequent economic consultant and expert witness in antitrust matters. He was the chief economic witness for IBM in US v. IBM and also the chief economic witness for the Department of Justice in US v. Microsoft. He received the John Bates Clark Medal from the American Economic Association and an honorary degree from Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was a past President of American Friends of Peace Now, the New Israel Fund and the American Jewish Congress New England Region. For the last 25 years, he worked tirelessly on projects using economic modeling to settle disputes over water rights in the middle east. He was a silver life master of duplicate bridge, and loved to ski, sail, travel, and spend time with his family. Beloved husband for more than 60 years of Ellen Paradise Fisher; loving brother of Joanne Hamburger (Roberto) of Switzerland and Wesley Fisher (Regine) of Florida; cherished father of Abraham Fisher (Colleen Humphreys) of Concord, Abigail Fisher (Stephen) of Belmont and Naomi Zikmund-Fisher (Brian) of Michigan; adored Zayde to his eight grandchildren: Beth AuBuchon (Adam), Wendy, Teddy, and Harry Humphreys, Jamie and Valerie Fisher, and Eve and Jesse Zikmund-Fisher. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1 at 10 AM at Beth El Temple Center, 2 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA. Interment to follow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord. Shiva will be observed at 47 Leicester Rd., Belmont on Wednesday, May 1 from 6-8 PM (service at 6:30) and Thursday, May 2 from 2:30-4:30 and 7-9 (service at 7:30) Memorial donations may be made to the New Israel Fund, PO Box 177 Lewiston, ME 04243-0177, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, 211 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110, or the progressive organization of your choice. Arrangements by Levine Chapels, BROOKLINE, 617-277-8300.

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Published in Boston Globe from Apr. 29 to Apr. 30, 2019.
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June 16, 2019
Professor Fisher is not only a great economist but also a very kind and decent person. While I haven't had the opportunity of meeting Professor Fisher yet, I shamelessly regard him as my mentor. My deepest heartfelt condolences to Professor Fisher's family. Jun
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May 30, 2019
I just learned of Franks passing. My condolences to Ellen & Abe and the rest of his family
Haven Sharaf
May 8, 2019
My sincere condolences to the entire family. May his memory be a blessing.
Amy Spound Friedman
May 1, 2019
To Franklyns family, my deepest condolence to you, and may our God of love give you comfort and peace, especially during this time of pain and sorrow. Mathews 5:4
May 1, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Franklin Fisher. May the love of God and heartwarming memories of dearly loved family members and friends give you comfort beyond measure. (1John 4:9)
J R
April 30, 2019
Sending my warmest condolences. You are not alone during this time of sorrow and pain. May God give your family strength and comfort to help you endure this loss. As you remember your beloved one, the God of peace will give you comfort and peace in every way. May you find Strength from the love and care that surrounds you, and comfort in the memories that you shared. Again, Please accept my sincere condolences.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
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