Richard W. Fisher, Jr., age 73, died peacefully with his family at his side on January 1st, 2021 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, MA from complications of pulmonary fibrosis.
Born in Austin, TX on June 17, 1947, Richard was the son of R. Walter Fisher, Sr. and Mary Josephine “Mary Jo” (Johnson) Fisher. Richard grew up most of his adolescent life in Beaumont, TX with his parents and one brother, Samuel R. Fisher. He graduated from the University of Houston with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and went on to have a 40-year career working in accounting and finance for various companies. Richard worked and commuted tirelessly for many years to ensure his family was well taken care of.
In 1973, Richard married Henrietta (Petter) Fisher who was his loving wife of 47 years. In 1987, Richard and Henrietta moved the family from Texas to New England, finally settling in Mashpee, MA on Cape Cod where they resided for the past 23 years. Richard loved New England most for its four distinct seasons, with his two favorites being autumn for its beautiful foliage and cool, crisp weather, and winter for its cold, snowy days.
Richard’s greatest pride in life was his family, especially his five grandchildren. His favorite pastime was having the grandkids over for a visit and showering them with lots of love, silliness, presents, and of course, $1 bills. Richard also had a deep passion and affinity for animals and earned the endearing name “Cappy Grampy” in honor of his beloved cat Cappy.
Besides spending time with his family and pets, Richard most enjoyed life’s other simple pleasures like eating his wife’s home cooked meals; feeding the birds and squirrels; working in the yard; watching sports on TV (the Masters Tournament and Tour de France were two of his favorite annual sporting events); reading; keeping up with current events; monitoring the weather; looking at real estate; and taking scenic drives, with the mountains being his favorite destination.
Richard will most be remembered for his selfless dedication to his family, generosity, willingness to help anyone who needed it, and deep faith in Jehovah God. He will be dearly missed by many.
In addition to his wife, Henrietta, Richard is survived by his brother Samuel and his wife Diane of Dallas, TX; four children: Eric and his wife Theresa of The Woodlands, TX; Joy of Mooresville, NC; Walter and his wife Sara of Marion, MA; and Annie and her husband Kyle of Watertown, MA; five grandchildren: Morgan, Henry, Charlie, Georgia, and Grant; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Richard’s family will be holding a private memorial service at a later date. If desired, memorial contributions can be made in his honor to People for Cats, P.O. Box 422, W. Falmouth, MA 02574.