David Allen Fisher, Jr., 70, died Thursday, July 26, at his home in Canton, Conn. following a brief illness.
Born in Amsterdam, N.Y., son of the late David A. Fisher, Sr. and Milderena Saunders Fisher, he grew up in Schenectady, attended the Albany Academy for Boys and graduated from Niskayuna (NY) High School. He was an alumnus of Lafayette College (PA). He was associated with the Peter Bakker Insurance Agency of Avon, Conn. for many years and held the title of CLU and Notary Public.
David is survived by his wife of 46 years, Carole Finn Fisher, his daughter Katherine F. Kiesewetter, her husband, Davin, of East Granby, and grandson Jacob Alexander Kiesewetter. He is also survived by his sister, Linda Fisher Smith of Amherst, Mass. He will be missed by his faithful canine companion, Duncan.
Although his extended family is geographically dispersed, they were all very close to his heart. Nieces and nephews, Alison Mitchell of Orono, ME, Stephen M. Smith of Leeds UK, Barney Smith of Verona, WI, Charlotte Hayes of Atlanta, GE, Christine Sidoway of Colorado Springs, CO, and many loving cousins will remember him fondly.
An active community member, David was a trustee of the Canton Center Congregational Church, a member of the Canton Housing Authority from the time of its inception, a Director of the Southern New England chapter of the Antique Classic Boat Society, a Director of the Canada Lakes (N.Y.) Protective Association, and a long time volunteer at Roaring Brook Nature Center.
Much of his free time was spent at Canada Lake, N.Y., in the Adirondack Mountains, where he and his extended family enjoyed all kinds of water sports, outdoor activities, winter sports, handyman projects and music, among other activities. He was especially proud of his Chris Craft, Garwood, and Lyman antique wooden boats. In his earlier years, he was an active runner, participating in the East Lyme Marathon for several years.
David's zest for life was apparent to all who knew him, as were his kindness and caring instincts, puckish sense of humor, and enthusiasm for all things that moved, whether they be skis, boats, cars or airplanes! The bonds of family and friendship were essential elements of David's life. He will long be remembered lovingly by many.
A memorial service celebrating David Fisher's life is planned for early fall at the First Congregational Church of Canton Center. At a later date, there will be a remembrance at Canada Lake, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Organ Fund of the First Congregational Church of Canton Center, P.O. Box 133, Canton Center, CT 06020; North Bush Methodist Church, P.O. Box 180, Caroga Lake, NY 12032; or to Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Rd., Canton, CT 06019. Please visit David's "Book of Memories" at www.vincentfuneralhome.com for online condolences.