Thomas Curtis Fisher Sr., longtime resident of Wilkes-Barre, a beloved father and friend, was called to heaven on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Tom was born in Plymouth, on June 30, 1930.
After high school, he moved to Darien, Conn., where he worked for two years before enlisting in the U.S. Army in 1948.
Tom participated in the U.S. occupation of Germany from 1951 to 1954, and later followed his Army company in alternating assignments between the USA and Germany until his honorable discharge in 1962.
He then received an advanced education as an electronic technician, working as a television technician and then becoming a specialist in calibration at Tobyhanna Army Depot.
Tom remained at Tobyhanna until his full retirement with 33 years of service.
Some of Tom’s most beloved activities were fishing, hiking, and his most enjoyable hobby was his work in computers and electronics.
He was especially devoted to his three grandchildren and spent many enjoyable hours with them.
Tom was a devout Christian of the Baptist faith and a member of the Faith Baptist Church in Plymouth.
Thomas was preceded in death by his father, Elmer T. Fisher; mother, Louise C. Fisher; sister Marylyn Graham.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Kriemhilde Fisher; daughter, Louise Below, and husband George; sons, Thomas Fisher Jr., and UweFisher and wife Jane; daughter, Angela Fisher; grandchildren, Christian and Erika Below, and Joshua Fisher; brother, Walter Fisher; and sister Barbra Fisher; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Williams-Hagen Funeral Home Inc., 114 W. Main St., Plymouth, with the Rev. Mansfield officiating. Interment in Memorial Shrine Park, West Wyoming. Family will receive family and friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday in the funeral home.
Thomas will be dearly missed by his family and friends.