Dean-Fisher-Obituary

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Dean L Fisher

Downey, California

May 26, 1923 – Jul 28, 2011

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BORN
May 26, 1923
DIED
July 28, 2011
LOCATION
Downey, California

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Risher Montebello Mortuary Obituary

Dean Fisher, a Downey resident for almost 60 years, passed away peacefully July 18, 2011, surrounded by his family. He lived a wonderful, long life, and he lived it well. Dean was born May 26, 1923 in Denver, Colorado. He grew up in Steamboat Springs where he competed in both alpine and Nordic...

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Hi Tammy,
It was good to see you yesterday at the memorial service for your Dad.

Dean was an important part of my business life for the ten years that I owned Bell. He and your Mom also made our social activities (Christmas Parties & business dinners) something special. This was particularly true when there was dancing....

He would be proud of how you organized his memorial and of the comments you made about him and the family. I only hope my daughter can say...

I had the pleasure of working with Dean for many years as a result of my activity on the ASTM F8 Committee.

Dean's work in bicycle helmet safety (and many other sports that require a helmet) produced significant advances in head trauma protection and I KNOW his time at Bell Sports shaped and changed the lives of many hundreds of thousands that simply will never know his dedication and hard work in the field of sport injury related brain and head protection. As the former General...

I knew Dean through ASTM, where he made a huge contribution to the development of a standard for equestrian helmets...an initiative which has saved hundreds or thousands of lives. I still quote his wisdom on the subject of head injuries many times a month. Knowing him and the wonderful Thelma enriched the lives of both my husband and me. Al and I send our regards and great sympathy to the family....