Clifford J. Fisher Jr

Clifford J. Fisher Jr. won trophies showing his antique car.

WESTERLO — Clifford J. Fisher Jr., a World War II veteran and an all-around handyman, died peacefully at home on Monday, May 4, 2020, surrounded by family. He was 93,

A lifelong resident of Westerlo, he was born on Feb. 7, 1927 to the late Clifford J. and Dora Rowe Fisher. After high school, he joined the Navy during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946.

Mr. Fisher then went to work for Original Applebee’s and Agway as a salesman and delivery driver, retiring in 1989. He loved to build houses and garages, and worked as a mechanic.

He would attend antique car shows and had his own antique car. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreigh Wars Post 3185 and of the Dormansville United Methodist Church and would work on fixing things at the church.

“He was also known as the town joker, and could have people in stitches for days,” his family wrote in a tribute.


Clifford J. Fisher Jr. is survived by his domestic partner, Marie Haley; by his son, Timothy K. Fisher and his wife, Renée; by his grandchildren, Jessica Zoccola and her husband, Anthony, Justin, Jude, and Nicholas Fisher and his wife, Jessica, and Joshua and Eric Porter and his wife, Christin; by his great-grandchildren, Autumn, Carter, Mia, Kaleb, Zakary, Allyson, Eden, and Liam; by his brothers, Walt Fisher and his wife, Ginny, and Ronald Fisher and his wife, Donna; by his daughter-in-law, Vicki Fisher; by his many step-children, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren whom he loved like his own; and by his nieces and nephews.

His parents, Clifford J. and Dora Rowe Fisher, died before him, as did his children, Clifford J. Fisher III and Cheryl Porter; and his siblings, Donald Fisher and Dorothy Oravsky.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the Westerlo Rural Cemetery on State Route 143.

Memorial messages may be left at

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Dormansville United Methodist Church, Post Office Box 162, Westerlo, NY 12193 or to the Westerlo Volunteer Fire Company, Post Office Box 87, Westerlo, NY 12193.

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