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Charles E. Fisher

February 19, 2021


   Charles Edwin Fisher, 96, of Chillicothe, died 3:55 a.m. Friday, February 19, 2021 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born October 2, 1924, in Chillicothe, the son of the late Frank A. and Nell F. (Foley) Fisher. On January 6,1945 he married the former Clare Elizabeth Brown who preceded him in death on January 10, 2018 after seventy-three years of marriage. Since her death he has missed her love and companionship.

   Surviving are daughters, Ann Fisher, Barbara (Rex) Shoemaker, Joan (Timothy) Cadden, and Mary (Steve) Charney; grandchildren, Thomas Stanton, Lori Spindler, Julie (Justin) Poole, Matthew Charney, Katie (Zach) Larabee, Sarah (Jeffery) Lewis, Joseph (Stacey Stevens) Cadden, Steve ( Alyssa) Cadden, and Maggie (Anthony Milner) Cadden; great grandchildren, Logan, Levi and Luke Stanton, Benjamin and Nathan Spindler, Kaylee and Cayden Poole, Claire Larabee, Aaliyah Konkler, Juniper Cadden, and Joseph Cadden, Jr.

   Following his high school education and military service he completed an apprenticeship as a printer and worked thirty-nine years in the composing room of the Chillicothe Gazette. Charlie was a World War II veteran having served in the Alaskan Defense Command of the United States Army from March 1943 until February 1946.

    Charlie endured life’s challenges and eventual debilitating illnesses with profound faith, enduring great strength and resolve. He was deeply loved and respected husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather whose life, values and wisdom have inspired the lives of his family and close friends. He was a very humble man who lived a principle-centered life of total service and dedication to his family, his Church, his country, and his work. As a life-long member of St. Peters Church he was an altar server during his grade-school and high-school years; he served the first Christmas Midnight Mass celebrated at the Church. He was a Church usher for forty years and served as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society for twenty-five years.

   The family is profoundly grateful for the care provided by the nurses of Adena Hospice and Dr. John and Bill Seidensticker.

   Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Peter Church 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 24, 2021 with Fr. Timothy Hayes, Celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Margaret’s Cemetery with military graveside rites conducted by the Ross County Veterans Honor Guard. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of WARE FUNERAL HOME.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Peter Church.

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