Joseph W. Fisher, 83, of New Columbia, passed away Wednesday morning August 11, 2021 at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg, following a one-year illness.
Born in Franklin Township, January 22, 1938, he was the son of the late Chester and Esther (Schell) Fisher and spent the past 30 years in New Columbia, after moving from Montoursville.
Joseph was a US Army veteran. He worked as a Mechanic for Trailways, Chemical Lehman, and then Yellow Freight, from where he retired in 2001. He was a member and Union Steward for the Teamsters Union. He was also the owner of Fisher Moblile Home Park and Sales, New Columbia from 1974-2007. He was active with the Boy Scouts of America in the 1970's
He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, the former Lillian Albertson, who passed away April 22, 2019; a sister Carol Fisher; and three brothers Woodrow, Benjamin, and Jerry Fisher.
Surviving are two son Daniel Fisher and his fiance, Joeanne Steras, New Columbia; and Charles Fisher, Montoursville; three grandchildren Daniel Jr and Emily J. Fisher, and Lee Marco Weaver; three great-grandchildren; a sister Susan Spudes, Bloomsburg; a brother Lloyd Fisher and his wife Cindy, Catawissa; and several nieces and nephews.
His funeral will be held Monday at 11 am from Harman Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc. (West), 1265 Rock Glen Road, Rock Glen. Burial will follow in Black Creek United Methodist Cemetery, Sugarloaf. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday morning from 10 am until the time of the service.
Memorial donations may be made to American Heart Association at www.heart.org or American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org. Online condolences can be entered and more information is available at www.harmanfuneral.com.
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