Ernest L. Fisher, 88, of Williamsport, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 2, 2012, at The Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital.
Born June 24, 1924, in Williamsport, he was the son of Edward and Mildred Getz Fisher. He married Lorraine Carothers on Sept. 6, 1947.
He was a 1942 graduate of Williamsport High School and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. Upon returning to Williamsport, Ernie attended Dickinson Seminary (now Lycoming College). He worked as a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service for 32 years retiring in 1979. Upon retirement he worked for CA Reed Company, and also had been a part-time funeral attendant at Sanders Mortuary for over 50 years.
He was a member of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir for many years and was on various church committees. He was a Boy Scout Troop committee leader with Troop 14 and was so proud of his sons who obtained Eagle Scout. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Ernie enjoyed hunting, camping, and making ice cream for his family and friends. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and always looked forward to their annual family trip to the Outer Banks, N.C.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife Lorraine of 64 years are four children, Craig Fisher (Ruth) of Williamsport, Scott Fisher (Julie) of Williamsport, Sharon Krall (Michael J.) of Cogan Station and Kent Fisher (Christina) of Linden; 18 grandchildren; and a sister, Frances Gale (John R.) of Ocala, Fla.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, July 6, at St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church, 2101 Newberry St. Burial will be in State Road Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sanders Mortuary, 821 Diamond St., Williamsport, PA 17701.
Memorial contributions in Ernie's name may be made to The Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital, 1100 Grampian Blvd., Williamsport, Pa., or the Memorial Fund of St. John's-Newberry United Methodist Church.