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Joseph Forrest Fisher, III

October 22, 1962 ~ November 19, 2022 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Obituary

​Joseph Forrest Fisher, III (Joe), age 60, departed this life peacefully on Saturday November 19, 2022 at home after a longbattle with melanoma cancer and is survived by his loving wife Maureen (nee Schickling).   Joe was born in Roxborough on October 22nd the youngest of six children of Margaret, (nee Velten) and the late Joseph Forrest Fisher II. He is survived by siblings Dennis (Maryanne), Bob (Donna), Pat Donovan (Ed), Peg DiGiovanni (Angelo) and predeceased by his brother Jerry and brother-in-law to Jim Schickling (Chris) and Suzanne Russo (Dave).  Joe was so loved by his 18 nieces and nephews and 29 great nieces and nephews who often called him FUNCLE Joe.  Joe also had so many people he considered “framily”.

Joe graduated Roman Catholic High School in 1981 and graduated St. Joseph’s University in 1985 with a degree in Food Marketing, where he met in the library his future wife Maureen.  They married in October of 1988 and had 34 years of happiness, adventure and traveling the world with family and friends. One trip highlight was when Joe and Maureen celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary at Oktoberfest in Munich Germany.  Another highlight of his was to visit Icelandin February to view the Aurora Borealis. One last wish was to visit Spain and Portugal which he was able to do last month.

Joe was employed by Mondelez International (Nabisco) since 1985.  Working in various sections of Philadelphia and South Jersey, Joe made friends everywhere he worked.

Joe loved hockey and especially the Flyers. Joe and Maureen had Flyers’ season tickets from 1988 through the 2019-2020 season.  He was President of the Flyers Fan Club from 2006 to 2017 where he made many life-long friends. Joe loved talking on his phone.  A favorite thing was for Joe to make nightly 10 pm calls from his seat in the garage to check in on family and friends.  

Family and Friends are invited to celebrate his life at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 3rd and Wolf Streets in South Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. Visitation begins at 8:30 am followed by a mass of Christian burial at noon.  Joe will be buried with family at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Joe’s name can be made to the Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation, P.O. Box 3154, Margate NJ 08402 or taramillerfoundation.org.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
November 23, 2022

8:30 AM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2319 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
November 23, 2022

12:00 PM
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
2319 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Donations

Tara Miller Melanoma Foundation
P.O. Box 3154, Margate NJ 08402

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