Paul Fisher, formerly of Telford, passed away Monday, March 1, 2021, at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton.
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Paul was born February 21, 1931, in Baptistown, New Jersey, to the late Warren and Gertrude (Compton) Fisher. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1949.
A truck driver for nearly 60 years, Paul had driven over two million local miles, the equivalent of driving around the Equator 80 times!
Married to Lois (McGuirk) Fisher for over 57 years until her death in 2019, they met at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, in Camden, New Jersey, where Lois was a Sunday School teacher. Lois had tried to get information on Paul from one of her students, Paul’s nephew Steve.
A lifelong Christian, Paul was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Sellersville for 43 years, along with his wife. Early during their membership, he drove a bus for the church’s bus ministry, bringing children and seniors to services.
An avid bowler, Paul had toyed with the idea of going professional at one time. He had also enjoyed watching the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. He could also shoot a mean game of pool.
Paul enjoyed slapstick humor, such as Jerry Lewis, the Three Stooges, and even Jim Carrey. Skilled in the construction trades, he had enjoyed woodworking in his spare time.
Paul was slow to wrath and well-known for his being meek, kind, and humble, but he was the type of person one might underestimate. That would be a mistake as he could be fierce if he needed to be. He even survived a bout with the coronavirus!
Paul most loved spending time with his grandchildren, and Pop Pop particularly enjoyed going to the R&S Diner, Telford with them and Lois.
Mr. Fisher is survived by his five children: Arlene Rafferty and her husband Frank, of Philadelphia, Lynne A. Finch and her husband Darel, of Spartanburg, SC, Paul T. Fisher and his wife Fannie, of Freemansburg, PA, Lori J. Geiger, of Holland, PA, and David J. Fisher and his wife Dawn, of Lehighton; 13 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his daughter Sandy.
A private graveside service will be held for immediate family only. For out of state relatives, please feel free to share a memory or story about Paul.
In lieu of flowers, please make a charitable contribution in Paul’s name to Bethel Baptist Church, 754 East Rockhill Road, Sellersville, PA 18960.