David M. Fisher
1947 - 2017
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David M. Fisher

August 1, 1947 ~ July 11, 2017

David was born in Honolulu, HI to Paul and Elaine Fisher. He passed on July 11, 2017 due to a tragic fall. He was a long time Seattle school district teacher earning his Masters of Education. He served as treasurer on the board of the SEA. David enjoyed many diverse interests including music, travel, hiking and politics. He was preceded in death by Paul Fisher (father) Elaine Fisher (mother) and Barbara Fisher (sister). He is survived by many cousins, friends and associates.

A celebration of life will be held

at McMenamins Anderson School

(Haynes Hall) in Bothell, WA on Sunday August 27th from 1-4pm.

To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in The Seattle Times on Aug. 6, 2017.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
AUG
27
Celebration of Life
01:00 - 04:00 PM
McMenamins Anderson School (Haynes Hall)
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January 22, 2020
Hello,
I dont know if this will be seen by anyone. I am taking a college course through edx online and the instructor reminded me a little of Mr. Fisher so I googled him to see if I could find anything. Unfortunately I came across this information.
Math was never my strong subject in high school. I sure remember Mr. Fishers class though. He always engaged the class through music and the eating of his organic food grade soap he kept at his desk, it may not have been soap. Maybe, maybe not. He was a great person and I'm very sad that I am just now finding out. Blessings to those who lost him. I'm sorry for your loss, very much so.
Student 1998-2002
September 28, 2017
I met Dave in 2015 at a music camp in the Redwoods, Jazz Camp West. Dave is a character indeed. We had great times playing music, and going out listening to music. Truly Dave is a great talented spiritual being. We started to travel the world together. Starting with Southeast Asia. We had great times in Malaysia and Thailand. I truly will miss seeing his physical formNow he can travel without a fare.I love and miss Dave.My Condolences to his family and friends.With great Love and RespectOzzie Aleem
Ozzie Aleem
September 17, 2017
David was my math teacher At Cleveland high school. I was shocked to hear yesterday that he has passed on. David was a caring person and enjoyed teaching. He was tough on his students because he wanted us to understand how life works. David and I would speak for hours about music and life. He knew my family as well, he had my older siblings in his classes a couple years before I started attending Cleveland. To his family my prays and blessings go out to you. I pray for a safe homecoming for an amazing man.
Shari Walker
August 28, 2017
Thank you Dave for all the wonderful hikes, trips and great conversations. Your friendship continues to live with me. You are loved by many and will be missed for years to come. From your cousin, Cynthia
August 27, 2017
I met David through a mentor-teacher of mine in the early days of Wells School at UW. He was an inspiration up until his SEE days, a staunch advocate and a fighter for social justice education. His presence will be missed but his spirit of solidarity and struggle continues. It was truly an honor, David...rest now, my friend! Rogelio Rigor
Rogelio Rigor
August 27, 2017
Remembering Dave since being at camper at CYO Summer Camp - Camp Blanchet on Raft Island, WA when he was a dishwasher there with Steve Clancy. He was great fun as the leader of our "game day". Enjoyed re-connecting with him more recently (so many, many years later). Our last interchange was having lunch in 2015 when he met up with my husband, Mike and I in Edmonds after he cycled all the way from the Greenwood District in Seattle to meet up with us. He was so excited to share his hopes for getting a grant to study new ways to teach math! What a creative, intelligent, fun loving man... Will miss you, Dave - Norma Andersen Brown
Norma Brown
Friend
August 26, 2017
Dave and camp friends
I got to know Dave quite well as a fellow staff member in the Catholic Youth Organization's summer camp program in the 1960s. We also attended the same high schoolSeattle Prep. We lost touch over the years, but reunited briefly at a recent gathering of old friends from camp days. Dave Fisher was an exceptional personbright; curious; filled with unabated energy, emotion, and creativity; spiritual; and dedicated to improving the lot of humankind. I will never forget Dave, especially his humor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm.
Mike Brown
August 25, 2017
We knew David as teachers in Seattle ,an extremely interesting fellow,we also did alittle music together .Special guy.
We will miss him.
Nancy and Paul Dobrin
Paul Dobrin
August 23, 2017
Mr Fisher, you were one of a kind, and one hell of a good teacher and all around human being. You will be missed, and will not be forgotten!
Corey Torgerson
August 22, 2017
Loving the beauty of it all!
Cynthia Drogin
August 22, 2017
The Rain or Shine Hike in Alaska!
Cynthia Drogin
August 22, 2017
The Dreamer
Cynthia Drogin
August 22, 2017
Sneaking a photo
Cynthia Drogin
August 22, 2017
Dave in Alaska
Cynthia Drogin
August 22, 2017
The teacher!
Cynthia Drogin
August 22, 2017
Dave's in the light now.
Cynthia Drogin
August 22, 2017
The photographer
Cynthia Drogin
August 19, 2017
May you rest easy teacher ❤ Precious
Precious Alex
August 18, 2017
Mr. Fisher, I will never forget how spirited you were. You made such an impression on so many lives. Thank you for never being boring....and thanks for that "old school rap" you hooked us up with at the c/o 00 reunion.
Pearla Fernandez- Grier
Student
August 17, 2017
David was a powerful and purposeful teacher and friend to many at Cleveland High School, including me. He led us in songs and shared his philosophy of non-violence. He worked hard to reach every student. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
Shirley Fleischman
Coworker
August 15, 2017
Dave and I have been friends since fifth grade at St. John's Dave also was a friend to my twin brother John . Dave and I put hundreds of miles on the bike trails of our beautiful state , each trip out was an excellent adventure to be sure . I will think of Dave on the trails and will miss his company.
Jim Keenan
Friend
August 8, 2017
David has been such a deep part of my life since 1956 at CYO summer camp that I can't seem to shake him from my being. Fish will always be a part of me.
W M Luke Lukoskie
August 7, 2017
Friends since grade school CYO summer camp. Innocent troublemaker friend thru high school and beyond. Frequent visitor to gatherings at Whidbey Island, Bainbridge Island, Hawaii, high school reunions and beyond. The Fish had a joy for life, loyalty to friends and solver of multi international conspiracies. RIP buddy!
Rob Keefe
August 6, 2017
Still from a video of Dave interviewing Dawn Mason.
Mike McCormick
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