William J. Fisher

William J. Fisher, Jr. of St. Augustine, Florida, and former long-time resident of Armonk, New York, died on August 25. He was 97. Mr. Fisher was born in New York City to William and Agnes Fisher. He graduated from Townsend Harris High
School and attended City College. During World War II, he served as Flight Radio Officer on trans-Atlantic routes for Pan American Airways, the Army Transport Service (ATS), and the Navy Air Transport Service (NATS). In 1944 he married
Doris Lewis of Armonk, New York. Mr. Fisher was an active amateur radio operator (W2OC). In the 1960's, he worked for Grumman Aircraft in Bethpage, New York and help to design the communications system for the lunar excursion module (LEM) for the Apollo 11 mission. He retired in 1980 from the Westchester County Office of Disaster and Emergency Services where he was Communications Officer. In addition to his wife Doris, he is survived by his sister, Kit Nill, of Sequim, Washington, a son, William "Buff" Fisher (Lynda) of Armonk, New York, a daughter, Kathryn Schirmacher (Andrew) of St. Augustine, Florida, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Vitas Hospice during our father's final days. A private celebration of his life will be planned for a future date.

Published in St. Augustine Record on Sept. 1, 2018