Helene A. Fisher, 64, fabric artist, teacher

August 06, 1991

Helene A. Fisher, a fabric artist and teacher, died Aug. 4 at the Shock-Trauma Unit in Baltimore from injuries resulting from a July 4 automobile accident. She was 64.

Services for Mrs. Fisher will be held at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the chapel at Gawler's funeral establishment, 5130 Wisconsin Ave., Washington.

Born in New York City, she was reared in the District of Columbia and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maryland at College Park. Later, she trained as a tutor for learning-impaired children at the Kingsbury Center in Washington.

She studied painting with Morris Louis at the Washington Workshop of the Arts and fabric art with Aldeth Spence Christy at the Glen Echo Art Center and with Ron Goodman at the Smithsonian Institution.

Mrs. Fisher served on the board of the American Jewish Historical Society and the National Board of the Council of Jewish Women.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Joel Fisher of Washington; a son, Frank H. Rich Jr. of New York City; a daughter, Polly A. Rich of Washington; a stepson, John B. Fisher of Havre de Grace; a stepdaughter, Susan F. Sullam of Baltimore; a sister, Frances A. Lewis of Richmond, Va.; and four grandchildren.

The family suggested donations be sent to Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, 1108 16th St. N.W., Washington 20036.

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