Joseph P. Fisher, 83, of Oxford, PA passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 9, 2022 in Quarryville, PA.
Joseph was born in West Grove, PA on April 15, 1939 to the late Joseph C. and Florence Taylor Fisher.
He was a lifelong resident of Oxford, graduating from Oxford Area High School in 1957. In school, he was a member of the Future Farmers of America. Upon graduating, Joseph worked as a welder, prior to taking over the family dairy farm business, which he continued to run for 40 years. Upon his retirement from farming, Joseph found great pleasure in the relationships he formed while working for Noble Road Milking Equipment Company until his death.
In 1965 Joseph married his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Gayle Cummings, and they celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary this past May.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Vicki Fisher Sherman (Steven) of West Chester; one daughter-in-law, Christine Fisher, of Oxford and four grandchildren, Joseph & Matthew Fisher, of Oxford and Timothy & Kaitlyn Sherman of West Chester.
He is also survived by two foster brothers, David Bristow and Frank Jobeck; foster sister-in-law, Cheryl Russell; brothers-in-law, Richard "Gary" Cummings (Nancy) and Dudley Cummings (Marilyn); sisters-in-law, Diane Andrulonis (Ronald) and Kay Kuhns (Barton), as well as many nieces and nephews, with whom he was very close: Joseph England (Mary), William England (Kelly), Steven England, Charles England (Judith), Janice Price (James), Thomas Andrulonis (Stacey), Lori Gilbert, Jennifer Cook (Daniel), David Kuhns (Jennifer), Jorja Cummings, Veronica Price (Michael), Robert Cummings, Joan Leardi (Joseph), Melissa Finley (James) and Steven Russell (Valerie).
Joseph was preceded in death by his son, Joseph Randall “Randy” Fisher, as well as two sisters, Constance MacNeal (William) and Barbara England (Floyd); one brother, Howard Fisher (Sandra) and one foster brother, James Russell.
Joseph loved spending time with his family, cutting up with friends (and everyone was a friend), watching the Phillies and driving around in his prized ‘57 Chevy. He was a beloved son, husband, father, brother, uncle and friend, but his most cherished title was that of #1 Pop Pop, which he had the hat to prove. He was often described as quite the character, and he earned that title as well. If you were lucky enough to know Joe Fisher, then you know how much he will be missed.
The family would like to thank everyone who has reached out to them in this time of grief.
Please join us in celebrating his life on Satuday, October 22, 2022 at the Oxford United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 18 Addison St., Oxford, from 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com