Joe Fisher Obituary, Death – After a long and hard-fought battle with melanoma cancer, Joseph Forrest Fisher, III (Joe), who was 60 years old, passed away on November 19, 2022 in the familiar surroundings of his own home. Maureen, his loyal wife, is the only one he leaves behind (nee Schickling). Margaret, whose maiden name was Velten, and the late Joseph Forrest Fisher II had a total of six children, and Joe was the sixth and final child to be born to them. On October 22nd, he came into the world in Roxborough. However, he is survived by his siblings Dennis (Maryanne), Bob (Donna), Pat Donovan (Ed), and Peg DiGiovanni.
His brother Jerry passed away before he did. In addition to this, Jim Schickling (Chris) and Suzanne Russo were his in-laws, making him their brother-in-law (Dave). Joe was showered with a tremendous amount of love from his 18 nieces and nephews, as well as his 29 great nieces and nephews, who frequently referred to him as FUNCLE Joe. Joe also had 29 great nieces and nephews. In addition to this, Joe considered a vast group of individuals to be members of his “family.” Joe graduated from Roman Catholic High School in 1981 and then went on to earn a degree in Food Marketing from St. Joseph’s University in 1985. Both of these accomplishments earned Joe a diploma.
While Joe was attending St. Joseph’s University, he was studying in the library one day when he ran into Maureen, who would later become his wife. They wed in October of 1988, and the subsequent 34 years of their marriage have been full of happiness, excitement, and many adventures across the globe with their loved ones. Joe and Maureen will always remember how special it was that they were able to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary at the Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. Another one of his life’s most unforgettable moments was when he went to Iceland in February to view the Northern Lights. He was finally able to fulfill one of his final goals, which was to travel to Spain and Portugal, a few weeks ago. This goal had been one of his long-held aspirations.
Joe has been employed at Mondelez International (Nabisco), which was originally referred to as Nabisco, from the year 1985. Because of his job, Joe traveled to a wide variety of neighborhoods in Philadelphia and South Jersey, and he was able to make fast friends in each new place he visited. Joe’s passions in life were ice hockey and, more specifically, the Philadelphia Flyers. Joe and Maureen have been Flyers season ticket holders ever since the 1988–1989 season and will continue to be so through the 2019–2020 season. Between the years 2006 and 2017, he served as President of the Flyers Fan Club. During that time, he made a great number of friends who will remain in his life forever.
Joe spent a lot of time just yakking away on the phone. From his perch in the garage, Joe delighted in the opportunity to stay in touch with his loved ones by dialing their numbers at ten o’clock each and every night. One of his favorite things to do was the one described here. His family and friends will be honored on his birthday, November 23, 2022, at a celebration of his life that will take place at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in South Philadelphia. The church can be found at the intersection of 3rd and Wolf Streets. The visitation will begin at 8:30 in the morning, and a Christian-style funeral service will take place at noon.
Both events will adhere to Christian tradition. Joe will be laid to rest alongside his family in the family plot at the Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon, which is where the burial will take place.
Donations in memory of Joe can be sent to the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation in lieu of flowers. The Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation can be reached online at taramillerfoundation.org or at the following address: P.O. Box 3154, Margate, New Jersey 08402. Visit our florist shop if you would like to send flowers to Joseph Forrest Fisher, III’s family or if you would like to plant a tree in his memory.