Warren P. “Bud” Fisher
Warren P. “Bud” Fisher, of 68 Chestnut St., died Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in WCA Hospital.
Born in Jamestown, on April 8, 1918, he was the son of the late Jerome and Imagene Partridge Fisher.
He attended Jamestown Public Schools and gra-duated from The Manlius School in June 1937. He attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, from September 1937 to his graduation in June 1941.
He volunteered and was accepted by the U.S. Navy Air Corps in August 1941, when he started flight training at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, N.Y. He went on to advanced training in Jacksonville, Fla., and com-pleted training November 1942 in Miami, Fla., with the rank of ensign.
Assigned to Fighting Squadron VF-12 in December 1942 through June 1944, he was engaged in various naval operations in the South Pacific and Indian Oceans while aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga. He was awarded the Air Medal and Distinguished Flying Cross for his participation in air strikes against Japanese-held island bases.
He was attached to the Wildwood Naval Air Sta-tion, Wildwood, N.J., as as-sistant operations officer and photographic officer from July 1944 to November 1945, when he was honorably discharged from the Navy. He was officially retired in October 1955 with the rank of Lt. Com-mander, USNR.
Following World War II, he was employed in the advertising department of Art Metal Inc., as assistant to the advertising manager until 1961. In October 1961, he was employed by Marlin-Rockwell Corporation, later known as TRW Inc., where he was a technical writer in the marketing communications depart-ment. He was responsible for the production of company bearing catalogs and various newsletters. He retired from TRW Inc in Oc-tober 1983.
He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Town Club, United Postal Sta-tionery Society, active member of Reuben E. Fen-ton Philatelic Society and life member of the Ameri-can Philatelic Society. He served as president of the Niagara Frontier Federation of Stamp Clubs for a term, wrote a monthly stamp column published in The Post-Journal, as well as a monthly news letter for the Fenton Stamp Club.
Surviving are a nephew, Jerome Fisher IV of Atlanta; niece, Wendy Bruner of Milwaukee, Wis.; great-nephew, Eric Bruner; and great-niece, Amy Bruner.
He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Geneva Helgren, whom he married May 9, 1947, and who died March 23, 2012; and a brother, Jerome Fish-er III , who died June 16, 1983.
The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Wendy Heinz will of-ficiate.
Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery.
Friends will be received for one hour prior to the service Tuesday in the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 509 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown, NY 14701; or The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, P.O. Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655.
You may light a candle in remembrance of Bud at www.lindfuneralhome.com.