Deborah J. Fisher

Deborah J. Fisher, 41, of Emporium, Pa., died Feb. 13, 2013, at the Williamsport Regional Medical Center in Williamsport, Pa.

Deb was born in Rochester, N.Y., on April 26, 1971, the daughter of Gary J. and Paula M. (Nitsche) Fisher. Surviving, in addition to her parents, are her siblings, Deanna High, Barbara Fisher and Gary P. Fisher; and niece and nephew, Morgan and Derrick High, all residing in the Williamsport, Pa., area.

Despite Deb’s many medical problems throughout her lifetime, when you would see her on the street, she was always smiling. She was always willing to help others and spent many hours volunteering at the Emporium Senior Center. She also organized many events at the Emporium Arms Apartment Building where she resided.

She graduated from Montoursville High School, Montoursville, Pa. She also graduated from Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pa., with a degree in business administration and a Pennsylvania certification in elementary education.

Deb was also very active with many activities at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Emporium. She was past Grand Regent and an officer in the CD of A. She taught CCD classes for many years and was a former substitute teacher for several elementary schools in the Emporium area.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Feb. 16, 2013, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in Emporium, Pa., with Father Paul officiating. There will be no visitation. A private burial will be in St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery in Ridgway, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations be made to St. Mark’s Catholic Church and the Senior Center in Emporium, Pa., or Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pa.

Arrangements are by Spitler Funeral Home, Montoursville.