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John G. Fisher

Ogdensburg- John G. (Jack) Fisher, 84, of Ford Street died peacefully at his daughter’s home on Thursday, August 29, 2019 under the care of Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley.

In keeping with his wishes, there will be no public funeral services.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home located at 324 New York Avenue, Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

He was born on December 9, 1934 in Ogdensburg, NY one of thirteen children he was the son of the late Harry and Lillian (Duvall) Fisher in Ogdensburg, NY. He graduated for Ogdensburg Free Academy. John married Ida A. Rocker on Easter Sunday.  She died in 2008.  He was very proud to serve in the United States Air Force and serve his country during the Korean War; he later served the Air National Guard from 1951-1952.

He is survived by two daughters and their families; Theresa (Todd) Vine, Ogdensburg; and their children, Joshua (Brittany) Vine, Ogdensburg; Sara Vine, California; A daughter, Christine Oliver, Canada and her children, John Oliver, Buffalo; and Carrie Oliver, Ontario.

Also, surviving John are his sisters Marlene Dufort, Larchmont; Susan Catlin, Sheldon, VT; and his brother, Dick Fisher, of Ogdensburg.

Along with his wife he is predeceased by a grandson, Jason Oliver. He was also predeceased by several siblings; Stuart Fisher, Henrietta Fisher, Austin Fisher, Robert Fisher, Jimmy Fisher, Jerry Fisher, Larry Fisher, and Lynn LaFave, and Jeanine Thiebert.

He enjoyed inboard motor boat racing, scuba diving, he served with the rescue squad dive team during the 70’s as the dive chief.  He loved hunting, fishing, and his dog, Benji. He was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ogdensburg. John was a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2936, and the Ogdensburg American Legion Post #19.  He was very active in the community. He loved spending time with his family and friends.  Online condolences can be made at www.laruepitcher.com

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When my Uncle Jack died, not one of my family members, immediate or extended, contacted me. Readers can imagine my shock-- when a school-boy friend told me of his passing after Thanksgiving.

My Uncle Jack was always there for me. I loved him very much. God's speed.

Richard Timothy Fisher Dec 14 2019 12:00 AM

We will miss you miss you dearly as Heaven has gained another Angel to watch over the family in the comfort of them in spirit and he'll always be with them in their hearts and memories

Edwin Fisher Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

I will not say goodbye Jack,only I expect you to be there waiting for me when my time comes.You will always be with me. Love. Mike

Michael G Stoner Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Fisher

Pam Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

Wonderful memories of you Uncle Jack. Love and respect for you, until as a family we meet again..RIP

Cheryl Dufort Sep 4 2019 12:00 AM

Jack and Ida welcomed me into their home when I worked in Ogdensburg too many years ago.. "Let me tell you something. .." was the opener for nearly everything he told me.
A real sweetheart.

Brian Kidwell, Canton Sep 3 2019 12:00 AM

Very sorry for your loss. I have known Jack for over 40 years. He always made me lauugh. We worked together at SLPC and were union officers for many years together. He always made the day brighter and was well respected. You can be with Ida now. Rest In Peace my friend.

Cheryl Rolfe Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

Please accept my condolences. I met Jack when we moved here in 1972 through his dedication to the Ogd Vol Rescue Squad. I consequently met many other family members and offer you my deepest sympathy and prayers for strength.

Barbara J Michael Sep 2 2019 12:00 AM

To Chris and Teresa

So sorry to hear about your father. He was a great guy. He treated me kindly and just like a daughter

Doris ( Hardy ) Brown Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

We worked with Jack years ago at Mitel. I`d often run into him at the store and he`d have a big smile and tell me about his boat. He always had some bit ofwisdom to share. A great man!

Jan Miller Sep 1 2019 12:00 AM

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