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Benjamin L. Fisher

September 11, 2014

Benjamin L. Fisher

Benjamin L. Fisher, 79, Bartlett Point Rd., Clayton passed away Thursday evening, September 11, 2014, at Samaritan Medical Center.

A funeral service will be held at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton on Tuesday, September 16, at 11AM with Rev. Jim Lutz officiating followed by burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery, town of Cape Vincent. There will be no calling hours.

Ben was born in Omar on July 1, 1935, son of Leon J. and Madeline Orvis Fisher, and he graduated from Cape Vincent High School. He married Shirley A. Diabo on July 7, 1956 at St. Mary's Church, Clayton with Rev. Timothy Ladden presiding. He served in the US Army in the late 1950's and was honorably discharged from the Reserves on January 31, 1964.

He worked for years at Augsbury Fuel, Sackets Harbor, delivering fuel and as a service man. He also worked as a custodian at 1000 Islands High School and St. Mary's Church, at which he attended, and for its cemetery. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, westerns, crossword puzzles, and Pinochle. He was an avid Christmas decorator and his cat, O'Gracie, was near and dear to his heart.

Besides his wife, Shirley, Ben is survived by his three children, Luann Hunt and husband, Elmer, Watertown, Patti Robbins, Gouverneur, and Benny L. Fisher, Watertown; seven grandchildren and several great grandchildren; three siblings, Margaret Pond, Cape Vincent, Robert Fisher and wife, Hildegard, Pennellville, and Jeanne McCoulouch and husband, Scott, VA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. His brother, Hubert, died before him.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations in Ben's name to either the American Diabetes Assoc., 6390 Fly Rd., 2nd Floor, E. Syracuse, NY 13057 or to T. I. E. R. S., P. O. Box 524, Clayton, NY 13624. Online condolences to his family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral.com.



#11 Roger Bombard NC 2014-10-18 18:00
Margaret, and family of Ben. Sorry to hear of his passing, have not seen him to many times since school but will always remember our school days. We will keep him in our prayers,.
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#10 Richard Fisher 2014-09-15 12:45
Aunt Shirley and family, we are all deeply sadden to hear of Uncle Ben's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all in this difficult time. Know with time the pain and sorrow will ease. We have to believe Uncle Ben is in a better place, a place without pain or suffering. Hubert sons and family.
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#9 Katherine Frizzell 2014-09-15 09:54
My deepest condolences go out to Patti and the Fisher Family.I am so sorry for the loss of a Great Man.Thoughts and Prayers to you and the rest of your Family during this difficult time.
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#8 Jim Brabant 2014-09-14 07:03
Good Bye Ben, Rest In Peace,I've known you for 70 years,always friendly. I will miss seeing you out in your yard when i go bye.
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#7 Penny Sanders Holden 2014-09-13 23:33
Shirley and family, we are all so sorry to read of Ben's passing. Words can not be close to what we are feeling that the family is slowly slipping away. I had hope to get up there this summer but things did not work out. Mom talked of Ben and all the fun they used to have. Now she has Carol and Ben to pull jokes with. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this hard time.......Penn y/Rob/Billy and Randy
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#6 Sam Scott 2014-09-13 22:28
In a short time I have lost another great man in my life. For 13 years I had the pleasure of calling you my father-in-law. You were a great man who loved your family and life, you will be missed by many may you rest in peace. My prayers and love to the family.
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#5 Tom and Darlene 2014-09-13 17:01
Aunt Shirley, Luann, Patti, and Benny,
Our sincerest condolences to you all. Uncle Ben was a great guy, and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to you all and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Love you all.
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#4 Judy Willams Reed 2014-09-13 12:54
Sorry to hear about you dad. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
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#3 Terry Jones 2014-09-13 08:48
My deepest condolences go out to Ben's family. I always enjoyed conversations with Ben. He always made me smile. He will be sadly missed.
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#2 Rebeccah Gray 2014-09-13 08:39
Shirley and family. Words cannot describe how sorry I am for your loss. I know you are all hurting and I pray for peace and serenity for you all. Ben was one of the sweetest, honest and hardest working men I've ever had the pleasure to know. He did whatever he had to do to provide for his family. I, at one time, was part of that family. You both took in a young, scared, angry and confused girl. And I just want to say "Thank You" for everything. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you.
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