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Life Member Chief John E. Fisher III | 1948 - 2023 | Obituary

John graduated from Northwestern Senior High School in 1966. He then enlisted in the Air Force in August of 1966 and was stationed at Andrews Air Force Base. John was honorably discharged after serving for 5 years.

John retired as a Master Firefighter for the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service after 25 years. His distinguished service as an active volunteer firefighter was one that lasted for over 58 years. He served as Chief of Mount Rainier Volunteer Fire Department, Brentwood Volunteer Fire Department, Cottage City Volunteer Fire Company, and most recently, Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company. John also had a passion for teaching and was an Instructor for the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute of The University of Maryland for 45 years.

He is survived by his three children; one daughter, Jennifer (Michael) Hickman of Berlin, MD; two sons, John E. Fisher IV of Lawrenceville, GA, and Jason (Kristen) Fisher of Bowie, MD; two brothers, James Fisher of Huntingtown, MD, and Jeffrey Fisher of North Beach, MD; four sisters, Jeanette Colea of Owings, MD, Joanne Wargo of Owings, MD, Julie Smart of Huntingtown, MD, and Janice Cooke of Brandywine, MD; two grandchildren, Kendall and Jakob Fisher.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Janet Lucille (Granzow) Fisher, in January 2021.

A Mass will be held at 12:00 PM on Saturday January 28, 2023, at St. Luke Catholic Church, 9903 Coastal Highway, Ocean City, MD 21842. Friends may call one hour before the service.
A Burial will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday January 30, 2023 at Fort Lincoln Cemetery, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, P.O. Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727.

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Saturday, January 28, 2023, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Luke Catholic Church 
100th St. & Coastal Hwy. 
Ocean City, Maryland


Saturday, January 28, 2023, 12:00 PM

St. Luke Catholic Church 
100th St. & Coastal Hwy. 
Ocean City, Maryland

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