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Richard J. Fisher

July 10, 1927 March 15, 2014
Richard J. Fisher
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Fisher, Richard J., of Morrison, CO, born July, 10th 1927, beloved husband of Kathleen Falk Fisher and treasured father of Ann DeLine, Maura Fisher, Katharine Fisher, Christopher Fisher, Barbara Norton, Elizabeth Fisher, Thomas Fisher and Mary Fisher, passed into everlasting life on Saturday, March 15th at 1:49 PM. He was 86 years old. Originally of Avon, MN, Dick served in the US Navy during WWII. Following in the footsteps of his father, professional baseball player George “Showboat” Fisher, Dick became a minor league baseball player with the Cleveland Indians. After an injury, he decided to pursue law. He did his undergrad at St. John’s University and studied law at Notre Dame University and Cornell Law School where he earned his LLB. He went on to earn his doctorate in Labor Law at New York University School of Law. He put himself through law school by working between semesters in Greenland to build Thule Air Force Base. In his professional career, he helped negotiate the national steel strikes in the 1960's and argued in front of the Supreme Court. In 1981 he started his own merger and acquisition company which he ran with pride until the day of his passing. In 1969 he married Kathleen Falk. They started their life together in Milwaukee, WI, where they had their first four children, and later moved to Morrison, CO, where they had four more children, including triplets. He was an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoorsman, and gardening was one of his favorite pastimes. He was passionate about both symphony and opera and harbored a lifelong desire to be a composer. Golf and cooking were also loves. His homemade soups and blueberry pies were legendary among friends and family, as were his sparkling blue eyes. All of his lifetime achievements and accolades, however, pale in comparison to the man he was and the character he exhibited. He was known for his great warmth and affection, generosity, spirit of service and work ethic. He was a faithful Catholic and daily communicant who had a great devotion to the Blessed Mother. A true Christian gentleman, fittingly, his life’s motto was “work and pray.” Second to his faith, his greatest joys in life were his wife of 45 years, his 8 children and 17 grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Hipp of Mendota Heights, MN. He now joins his two brothers and parents in God's kingdom.

Cemetery:
Staging Area 'A', Noon, Friday, March 21, 2014.

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Visitation

Wednesday

19

Mar

5:30 PM 3/19/2014 5:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 3/19/2014 7:30:00 PM
Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Wednesday

19

Mar

7:30 PM 3/19/2014 7:30:00 PM
Ellis Family Services

13436 West Arbor Place
Littleton, CO 80127

Ellis Family Services
13436 West Arbor Place Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Service

Thursday

20

Mar

10:30 AM 3/20/2014 10:30:00 AM
Light of the World Catholic Church

10316 West Bowles Avenue
Littleton, CO 80127

Light of the World Catholic Church
10316 West Bowles Avenue Littleton 80127 CO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Fort Logan National Cemetery Final Resting Place

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard
Denver, CO 80235

3698 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver 80235 CO
United States
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