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Paul E. Fisher, 96, of Danville, formerly of Riverside, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Nottingham Village, Northumberland.

He was born Jan. 9, 1922, in Danville, a son of the late Charles and Blanche (Burr) Fisher. On Aug. 4, 1945, he married the former Jean Ritter who preceded him in death on March 17, 2015, after 69 loving years of marriage.

Paul was a 1939 graduate of Danville High School, and took courses through Bucknell University, and the American Institute of Banking. He served with the Army during World War II and served with the Pennsylvania National Guard during the Korean War.

Paul retired from the First National Bank in Danville as vice president and senior loan officer.

Since 1938, he was a member of St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Riverside, where he held a position on the official board and was finance chairman of the Building Committee. He served on the Riverside School Board for 16 years as secretary, prior to the merger with Danville. He was a life member of the American Legion Post 40, Danville, where he served as Senior Vice Commander and finance officer, the South Side Fire Company, Riverside, and the Danville BPO Elks. He was a member and committee man of the Danville High School Alumni Association, a member of the East End Fire Company, the Frosty Valley Country Club, the Danville Area Community Center, the Danville School Authority, and the Pennsylvania Bankers Association, Investment Committee, Harrisburg. He was past president of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Danville Area United Way, the American Cancer Society Danville Chapter, the American Institue of Banking Susquehanna Chapter, and the Danville Kiwanis Club with Distinction.
Paul was very active with the Class of 1939, serving as treasurer of the reunion fund for many years. He had the distinct honor to nominate and present the Danville High School Alumni Award to former classmate, Emma Jean Smith Knapper, for her exceptional 48 years of service to Geisinger Medical Center, where "Knapper Clinic" was named in her honor.

Paul and his wife spent winters in Florida and summers in Canada fishing. In his early years he enjoyed playing golf, softball, and basketball.

He is survived by one son, Richard "Rick" Fisher of Lafayette, Colo.; one daughter, Jo Ann Fujikawa and husband Jackie of Rockville, Md.; three grandchildren and their spouses, Christopher and wife, Candie, of Lafayette, Colo., Drew and wife Michelle, of Chicago, and Meghan and husband, Justin of Philadelphia; three great-grandchildren, Griffin, Claire, and William, and another grandson on the way in July.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, JoAnne (Mull) Fisher.

Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at St. Peter's United Methodist Church, Riverside, followed by a memorial service to celebrate Paul's life at 11, with the Rev. Dr. Donald Hurley officiating.
Inurnment will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Danville, with full military honors presented by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard..

The family will provide flowers. Contributions in Paul's honor may be made to St. Peter's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 428, Riverside, PA 17868.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home Inc. of Danville.
Please share messages of sympathy at BradyFuneralHome.com.
Published on April 6, 2018
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