Florence S. “Flo” Fisher

October 14, 1922 ‒ January 08, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

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Florence “Flo” Sophie (Nee Pasick) Fisher, age 94 of Delaware passed away in her sleep Sunday, January 8, 2017 at Delaware Court Healthcare Center.

She was born October 14, 1922 in Pierpoint, Ohio to the late Martin and Bertha (Litra) Pasick. After graduating from high school, Flo moved to Cleveland to work for Thompson Products.  She was one of the real “Rosie the Riveters” of WWII, making parts for war planes. She later took a job with the former Stouffer’s restaurant, where she worked for 15 years.

It was in the spring of 1946, at a YMCA dance for returning servicemen, that Flo met her future husband Folbert “Bert” Fisher.   They were married 3 months later and together they would share 53 wonderful years.  In 1955, they adopted their son, Duane.  Three years later, a little sister, Darlene was adopted.  They would spend the majority of their lives in Fairview Park, a suburb of Cleveland.  They retired to Bradenton, Florida where they lived 19 years, returning to Ohio – this time to Delaware – in 1999 to be close to family. Sadly Bert passed away on April 16, 2000.

With a song in her heart, Flo enjoyed a passion for music.  Wherever Flo called home, she made it a point to find a choir to be involved with and share her love of music. Most recently it was the choir of Old Stone Presbyterian Church, where she was a member. She was very proud that her grandchildren followed her aspirations in music.  In addition to family some of her other interest in life were gardening, fishing with her husband, and a good game of shuffle board.

Flo was involved in multiple volunteer organizations over the years.  She volunteered at hospitals in Ohio and Florida, delivering mail and flowers, as well as acting as an interpreter for Polish speaking patients.  She volunteered walking dogs for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Inc. and participated in fundraising for the organization.  She was a member of multiple bible studies and women’s organizations and was especially known to be “the angel in the kitchen”, planning and preparing meals for events or for people in need.

Possessing a huge giving heart, she enjoyed life and frankly worked hard and played hard. Always generous, her daughter described her as “the tangible expression of God’s love on earth”.

Forever proud of her family, she considered them her greatest accomplishment, especially her grandchildren. What a legacy she leaves.

She is survived by daughter Darlene (Dave) Yost; 3 grandchildren: David (Brittney) Yost, Gwen England, Charis (Lauren) Yost; 3 great-grandchildren: Ava, Ella, and Titus.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded by her son Duane Fisher in 1986.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. at Old Stone Presbyterian Church, 41 Hodges Rd., Delaware with service music provided by her grandchildren. Her family will greet friends during a luncheon which will be held following the service.

She has requested anatomical donation to The Ohio State University with arrangements entrusted to the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware.

Memorial contributions can be made to her church.

Condolences or memories may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • God received an beautiful lady I knew her from visiting the ladies at the Bruce Road Apartments. I played cards with her and the ladies. Flo had a heart of gold and was a wonderful person. Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • I was blessed enough to get to know Flo through a local homE care agency that I worked for she was such a sweet soul, she left member her great love for music , aboUT every visit I would hear Great is Thy Faithfullness which I loved as well ,she was most definitely faithful in her faith and love of family! I Send my sympathy to her family and know she touched many lives along life’s journey and I was one of those! God grant you peace until you meet her in heaven !!!

  • While at Oakhurst Place in Spring 2012 Flo gave me a trumpet lily plant out of her garden plot. I have been growing trumpet lilies every summer since and enjoying them very much. Every summer they remind me of Flo. They are bold and dynamic flowers–just like Flo.

    Rand