August 15, 1914 ~ August 22, 2009
Fisher, Carl Franklin
August 15, 1914 - August 22, 2009
Carl Franklin Fisher of San Pedro passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in Rancho Palos Verdes. Carl resided in the South Bay for the last ten years. Born in Murphysboro Illinois, Carl was 95 when he died. Carl moved to Los Angeles in 1940. Carl had served in the Army during World War II. He received his BS from USC and then earned a Teaching Credential, Masters Degree, and a Counseling Credential at USC. He was a member and Treasurer of Delta Pi Epsilon. Carl taught and was later a Guidance Counselor at Rosemead High School. He was the teacher advisor for the Pen and Quill, the school newspaper, and the yearbook. With his caring and compassion he contributed to the lives of many students who dearly loved him and called him "friend" and "adopted Father". He was President of Rosemead High's Teacher Association and represented his school in St Louis and Atlantic City. Carl lived in La Habra Heights from 1954 to 1999 where he owned an Avocado grove from which he grew and picked many tons of Avocados for Market. He was a member of Hillcrest Congregational Church where he served as a Deacon.
Carl enjoyed spending time with his neighbors from La Habra Heights and his family. He loved boat camping at Lake Havasu and Cruising to the Caribbean and Alaska with his wife Loretta and friends. Carl was a talented ball room dancer. He enjoyed reading and gardening. He grew many different types of fruits, vegetables and colorful flowering plants.
Carl is survived by the wife of 67 years, Loretta Fisher of Rancho Palos Verdes; daughter, Dr. Lisa Fisher, son in law, Brian Fitzgerald of Palos Verdes; son, John Fisher of Santa Maria, grandchildren; Evan and Colin Fitzgerald, and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Golda and James Fisher, brothers, George, Herman, Claude, Fred, Eddie, and sisters, Lois, and Margaina.
Services will be held at The Neighborhood Church in Palos Verdes Estates on Friday, September 4th at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association: ph. 800 272-3900, 225 N. Michigan Ave. 17th floor, Chicago, Illinois 60601. www.Alz.org.
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