Louis R. Fisher died at home on February 23, 2016; he was 93 years old. Born on March 9, 1922, to Samuel and Celia Fisher of Philadelphia, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II before finishing his high school equivalency diploma in 1947. He continued his education by earning a bachelor's degree in education from Temple University and a master's degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. He was an English teacher and then English department head for many years in the Philadelphia Public Schools, retiring in 1988. In his retirement he enjoyed taking art history classes at the Barnes Foundation, seeing art exhibits at various museums, and reading. While taking summer classes at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1955, he met Francoise Viret, who he married a year later. Their marriage lasted for over 49 years until her death in 2005. He is survived by two sons, Matthew (Bettie) of Greensburg, PA, Laurence of Mills, PA, and a granddaughter Kelly Fisher. A memorial service will be held at Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home, 145 Tennis Ave, Ambler PA on Saturday, April 2, at 1 pm. Family and friends may call after 12pm.
Arrangements by Shaeff-Myers Funeral Home.