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Kenneth D. Fisher

April 19, 1937 — May 3, 2020

Kenneth D. Fisher, 83, of Houston, Texas, passed away on May 3, 2020.

Born April 19, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre he was a son of James T. and Mary Metzo Fisher.

Ken was a graduate of Saint John’s School and Saint Mary’s High School, class of 1954. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree at King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, where he was active in the Debating Society. He received a Masters of Arts degree from Fordham University and performed doctoral studies at the State University of New York in Binghamton.

On August 13, 1960, Ken married Marina Moyles. They would have celebrated sixty years of marriage this coming August.

Early in his fifty-year teaching career, Ken taught at Woodbridge High School and Edison Junior High School in New Jersey. He then became a professor at Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania and chaired the English Department. He completed his teaching career at Penn State University in Lehman where he was a beloved professor and a multiple-time recipient of the annual Hayfield Award for teaching excellence and contributions to the general welfare of the student body.

In addition to his many years in higher education, Ken taught business communications for twenty years to the staffs of leading national accounting firms and corporations.

Ken and Marina spent the majority of their married life in Wilkes-Barre but also enjoyed their early years of marriage in Plainfield, New Jersey and some memorable years in Wilmington, North Carolina in the 1990s. In 2015, they moved to Houston, Texas.

Ken was a lifetime educator and a connoisseur of literature, film and the New York Times crossword puzzle. He loved sports and was a long-time fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Giants and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

His brothers, Bernard and James, preceded him in death.

Ken will be greatly missed by his wife, Marina; his four children, Ken Fisher and his wife Sarah of Houston, Texas, Ellen Lisman and her husband John of Wilkes-Barre, Donald Fisher and his companion Tina Bach of Sewell, New Jersey, and Megan Stauffer and her husband Randy of Elkhart, Indiana; grandchildren, Henry and George Fisher, John Kenneth, Maureen and Cal Lisman, Tyler and Evan Fisher, and Reegan, Caitlin and Kiran Stauffer; other family and friends.

A private family service with interment will be held in Saint Mary's Cemetery in Hanover Township. A memorial service will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Ruth Matthews Bourger Women with Children Program, 310 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612

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