Bernard Fisher, 82, postal worker, World War II veteran, volunteer

September 26, 1999|By Jill Hudson Neal | Jill Hudson Neal,SUN STAFF

Bernard Fisher, a retired U.S. Postal Service employee, World War II veteran and active member of the Jewish War Veterans group, died Monday of prostate cancer at Sinai Hospital. He was 82.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Fisher served as a private in the Army and was awarded the Purple Heart after being wounded in France in 1944.

After the war, Mr. Fisher worked for the U.S. Postal Service in Baltimore for 27 years until his retirement in 1980. Afterward, he worked many years as a security guard at Pimlico Race Course.

Married three times -- first to the former Sylvia Jacoby, then to the former Bernice Weinberg -- Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife of 23 years, the former Pearle Rosenthal.

The Fishers, who lived in Baltimore, were active members of Beth El Congregation and took part in Jewish War Veterans' activities and social events. Mr. Fisher worked as a volunteer for a cancer hot line and helped deliver meals to elderly Baltimore residents.

Other survivors include a daughter, Gloria Baron of Fairlawn, N.J.; three sons, Milton Fisher of San Diego, Spencer Lee Fisher and Allan Eytan, both of Baltimore; a brother, Alvin Fisher, and a sister, Sylvia Cooper, both of Baltimore; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Services were held Wednesday.

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