Fisher, Charles A.

Charles A. Fisher

Charles A. Fisher, 80, of Hempfield Township, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2002, at home. He was born July 11, 1922, in Conemaugh, a son of the late Charles M. and Nellie Mae Schofield Fisher. He was a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Prior to retirement, he was a communications consultant for Bell of Pennsylvania. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Jeannette, a member of the church choir, a deacon of the church, the Thornton Fellowship Class, the Jeannette American Legion Post 344, Airforce Escape and Evasion Society, Eighth Air Force Historical Society and the Bell Pioneers. He authored the book “Mission Number Three – Missing in Action,’ that told of his missions as a B-17 pilot with the eighth air force in England during World War II. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Norene Olson Fisher; and a brother, William S. Fisher. He is survived by his wife, Betty Jean French Fisher of Hempfield Township; two sons, C. Alan Fisher and his wife, Joan, of Annandale, Va., and Robert O. Fisher and his wife, Debbie, of Greensburg; a granddaughter; a stepdaughter, Cheryl Smitley and her husband, Dave, of Jeannette; three stepsons, William Pfau and his wife, Lynda, Donald Pfau and his fiancee, Linda, and Barry Pfau and his wife, Becky, all of Fayetteville, N.C.; eight stepgrandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the MASON-GELDER FUNERAL HOME INC., 201 N. First St., Jeannette, Sunday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Clyde McCants officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Brush Creek Cemetery, Irwin. The Jeannette Combined Veterans will hold services Monday at 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Published in Tribune Review on Sep. 15, 2002.