Douglas Arthur Fisher

July 13, 1942 - November 28, 2019 Oxford, PA | Age 77

Douglas Arthur Fisher of Oxford, PA, died peacefully on Thanksgiving day, November 28, 2019.

Doug was born on July 13, 1942, to Ralph and Ruth Fisher in Battle Creek, MI. He grew up the eldest of three in Indiana and Michigan. After graduating from Wabash College in 1964, he moved west to UC Davis where he received a PhD in Botany in 1968.

Doug’s career included time as a professor, as a manager of a research publishing company (BIOSIS), and as an independent timber-milling operator where he made fine wood boards from trees around the Southeast Pennsylvania area. Some of Doug’s fondest memories were spending time in Houghton Lake Michigan as a boy with his grandfather and later as a father with his sons and extended family. Another annual highlight for Doug over the years was a week-long ski trip with friends to different ski resorts around the country. At home, Doug sang in the Choir at Westminster Presbyterian Church, donated his time to Habitat for Humanity, played bridge with an extended group, and loved a good steak or hamburger.

Doug is survived by his wife Barbara, his sister Susie, his two sons David and Nathan and their spouses, Barbara’s children Brian Donahue and Angie Allen, and six grandchildren (Tad, Skye, Talia, Nadia, Kylie, and Zach). He is predeceased by his parents Ralph and Ruth and his sister Barbara.

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Sunday, January, 26, 2020, at 3:00 p.m. at the Pavilion Auditorium at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA. Refreshments to be served following the service.

Doug’s love of family and hearty laugh will be missed.


Memorial Service

January 26, 2020 3:00 pm Ware Presbyterian Village
Pavilion Auditorium
7 E Locust Street
Oxford, PA 19363


  1. Aunt Barbie, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family. Love, Marty

    Marty Coyle | December 31, 2019 at 12:17 PM
  2. Barb,
    My thoughts are with you and my prayers .
    God, is holding your hand daily.

    mary gordon | December 6, 2019 at 10:14 AM
  3. Our thoughts are with you,Barb.

    Chris &Tom O’Hara | December 5, 2019 at 4:55 PM
  4. Barb,
    So sorry for your loss

    Dee Allen | December 4, 2019 at 5:37 PM

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