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Obituary of J. William 'Bill' Fisher, 84


J. William "Bill" Fisher, 84, of Bellefonte passed away on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Bill was born in York, PA on August 7, 1933 a son of the late John Chatham and Lola Belva Grenninger Fisher.

On June 18, 1961, he married the former Mabel D. Fullmer who survives at home. Bill is also survived by his 2 sons, Douglas W. (Debra S.) Fisher of Manchester and Bradley P. (Melanie) Fisher of Bellefonte. Also surviving are his 3 grandchildren, Sean Fisher, Daniel Fisher and Collin Fisher, and 1 great-grandchild, Bennett Graham Fisher and his sister Irene Eichenlaub of Powder Springs, GA.

Bill received his B.S. degree in Education in English and Social Studies from Lock Haven State Teacher's College in 1955. In 1963, he received his master's degree in Guidance Counseling from Penn State University. Bill was director of Federal Funds for the Bellefonte Area School District during the 1960's. Bill taught English at Bellefonte High School for 38 years. He was chairman of the English Department for many years.

Bill was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bellefonte. He was a former member of Bellefonte Elks #1094, a board member of Centre County Youth Services, a long time member of the Consistory at St. John's United Church of Christ, he worked with Joe Teplica in remodeling the Chapel area and Parsonage at St. John's Church of Christ.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Jane Welch.

Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at St John's United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn St., Bellefonte, PA from 10:30 AM- 11AM time of the services. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made the the St. John's United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn Street, Bellefonte, Pa. 16823 in Memory of J. William Fisher. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring St., Milesburg, PA Online condolences may be made at

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J. William 'Bill' Fisher



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Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home

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