EVERETT, Wash. -- Floyd E. Fisher, 94, passed away Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011, at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash. Fisher was born in Newcomerstown, Ohio, on Oct. 5, 1916, to the late Joseph Franklin and Artha Mahala Burdette Fisher.
Mr. Fisher, a 1934 graduate of Newcomerstown High School, was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army Air Force from 1940 to 1945. Six months beginning in 1943 was spent in Alaska where he and his crew were on several crews which repaired the planes which helped force the enemy back from the Aleutian chain. Mr. Fisher moved his young family to Everett, Wash., in 1941 when he was stationed at Paine Air Field and after the war ended, he built their home himself.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fisher was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years, Dorothy Quillin Fisher; his two sons-in-law, Jim Svajdlenka and Jerry Schupan; his three brothers, Roy, Edgil and Warren Fisher; and two of his three sisters, Clara Dell Rice and Maxine Fisher.
Mr. Fisher is survived by his two daughters, Barbara Svajdlenka and Sandra Schupan; three grandchildren, Eric Svajdlenka, Kathleen (Joshua) Ring and Valerie Schupan; one sister, Doris Angle; and nieces and nephews.
He is also survived by his breakfast bunch, Don Matheson, Dick Wilkie, Lee Wilson, Jon Prestek, Bill Clemans, and Pete Facchini; and special Army Air Force buddies, Lyle Nelson and Darrell (Doris) Booher.
Viewing for Mr. Fisher was on Wednesday, Jan. 12 with services held on Saturday, Jan. 15, both at Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory. Burial was also in Evergreen Cemetery.