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Dale Fisher

September 26, 1921 — April 1, 2015

Fisher, Dale Harned, 93, died early on April 1, 2015 at Magnolia Springs East, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's. Gathering for a celebration of his life are his children, Ron and Jennifer Fisher, of California, and his wife Jeanadair Fisher (BJ), with her daughters Sandy Vincent (Tom) and Debbie Britt. Optimistic to the end, Dale was what his caregivers called "a real gentleman," always saying that he had a lucky life.

Born in Raywick, Kentucky in 1921, Dale grew up on Meyers Lane in Shively, starting to work early to help support his family. As an Army Air Corps pilot, he learned to fly many kinds of aircraft, and as an Air Force veteran, he was taken to Washington, D.C. to be thanked for his service in recent years with the "Hero's Flight" program. He loved his high school years at Male, then flying during World War II and the Korean War, and his long career with Avery Savings and Loan, where he retired as President and CEO in 1986, after it had become The Cumberland (now Fifth/Third Bank).

Very much like Jimmy Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life, he would describe his job as providing mortgages for new homebuyers, and helping people live better lives. Always believing in the best aspects of human character, he thrived on social interaction and was generous with charities and family alike. "What have you been doing for the good of the world," was his

standard greeting on the phone, a pleasantry based on his philosophy.

He had leadership roles in the Louisville Chamber of Commerce, and served on many boards over the years, including the Presbyterian Seminary, the Executive Club, Westminster Terrace, Norton's Hospital, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He was active with Meadowview Presbyterian church during his first marriage with Eleanor Gagel Thomas, and afterward belonged to Springdale Presbyterian. He traveled extensively during his second marriage to Jeanadair Fisher, who survives him.

Dale was predeceased by his parents, Maggie Harned Fisher and David Hardin Fisher; and one sister, Catherine Fisher Troutman (Harry).

He is mourned by surviving sister, Martha Robinson; his brother, Marion and sister-in-law Samantha Fisher; and by nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren, as well as friends and former colleagues from Avery, Big Spring Country Club, and "flyboys" from the One Black Shoe club.

Thanks beyond measure to his wonderful Hosparus team and the extraordinarily compassionate care from Magnolia Springs East and First Light caregivers. He leaves a wonderful legacy of strong character, optimism, generosity, and reliable love.

Contributions can be made to Hosparus, and Kosair Children's Hospital.

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Monday, April 6th, 2015

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