May They Rest in Peace: Robert Gerald Fisher

Robert Gerald Fisher, 90, passed away peacefully on Aug. 15, 2023.

Born on Oct. 19, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan, Robert Gerald Fisher proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict, stationed at Ft. Knox, Kentucky, as a Military Police Officer.

After his military service, Bob met and married his cherished wife, Trudy, with whom he shared nearly 65 wonderful years. Together, they raised their beloved children: Bishop Robert Fisher, Michele (John) Paris, Barb (Eric) Kimmel, and Jeff (fiancé Jenny Rundels) Fisher. During this time he also enjoyed a long career with Chrysler Corporation.

Robert Gerald Fisher
Robert Gerald Fisher

Bob was a devoted Catholic and was very proud of his faith. He was an incredibly kind, patient, and warm-hearted man who lived by his morals. His caring nature led to numerous selfless acts throughout his lifetime.

Bob found tremendous joy spending time with his family whom he always put first. He loved camping, fishing, and being Scoutmaster at St. Bede church in Southfield. He also enjoyed volunteering at the Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen. He was extremely handy and could fix or “rig up” just about anything!

He is survived by his cherished wife, children and his grandchildren: Alec Paris, Alison (fiancé David Chung) Kimmel, Hannah Kimmel, and Kyle Kimmel.

He was predeceased by his parents John and Mary Fisher and siblings Mary Flesher, Jay Holowicki, John, David and Danny. He is survived by Mary's Husband Don, John's wife Virg and David's wife Pat. Bob also leaves behind many caring nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7 p.m., at Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, Royal Oak, Michigan. The Funeral Mass will be on Friday, Aug. 18, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Utica, with visitation from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. Mass.

Memorial contributions are appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association or the Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

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