Donald E. Fisher
December 10, 1930 ‒ December 26, 2017
Donald Eugene “Don E.” Fisher, age 87 formerly of Powell passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at Sarah Moore Home in Delaware.
He was born on December 10, 1930 in Columbus to the late Harry J. and Mildred M. (Calvert) Fisher.
Don is survived by his beloved wife of over 67 years Pauline (Hudson) Fisher, children: John (Kathy) Fisher of SC, Diana (Michael) Foreman of Radnor Twp., James (JoAnn) Fisher of Scioto Twp., daughter-in-law Heidi Fisher of Marysville, 3 grandsons, 2 grand-daughters, 4 step-grandsons, 4 great-grandsons, 6 step-great-grandchildren, brothers: William, Richard, Charles Fisher, sister Barbara Winkler, nieces, and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his son Don in 2016 and brother Thomas.
Don proudly served Delaware County in many capacities, two terms as County Commissioner beginning in 1968, was executive director of the Buckeye State Sheriffs Assoc., and in 1977 became the first Delaware County Administrator, serving 10 years until 1987. During his tenure he assisted in championing the Delaware County EMS services in 1972, the Five-County Detention Center, development of Alum Creek, Delaware County jail, sewer system, solid waste district, and Del-co Water System where he served as a board of director member.
Don enjoyed a long and varied career shared with his Lord and Savior at an early age. He was a longtime member at the former Hyatt’s United Methodist Church, where he and his wife were married.
Don also sold real-estate for 39 years in Delaware County, was an auctioneer for 45 years, and a real estate appraiser. He farmed, raised cattle, and owned Standard bred race horses.
For 25 years he was a 4-H leader of the Hyatt’s Herdsman, former member of the Farm Bureau, Delaware Rotary Club, and Delaware Jaycees. He was a member of the Ohio Cattleman’s Association, OHHA, and a USTA. Don served as President of the Delaware Area Chamber of Commerce, received the Delaware Jaycees Distinguished award in 1962, and was listed in the 1965 edition of “Outstanding Young Men of America”.
He graduated in 1949 from West High School in Columbus, attended Franklin University.
Friends may call 4:00 – 7:00 pm Friday at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Dr. at W. William St., Delaware where services will be held 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with Rev. David Hogg officiating. Burial will follow in Radnor Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the 4-H Foundation, c/o The Ohio State University Foundation, 1480 W. Lane Ave., Columbus, OH 43221, Ohio Living Sarah Moore Home, 26 N. Union St., Delaware, OH 43015, or Ohio Living Hospice, 2740 Airport Dr., Suite 140, Columbus, OH 43219.
Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com