Robert M. “Bobby” Fisher, on Thursday, March 22, 2012, Bobby Fisher suffered a massive stroke caused by an undetected brain tumor. He was life-flighted to Toledo Mercy St. Vincent Hospital and kept on life support until, surrounded by loved ones, that life support was removed. He died at 2:37 p.m.
Bobby was born in Tiffin on June 22, 1950 to Herbert R. and Mary D. Fisher. Upon graduation form Columbian High School, he joined the United States Air Force. After returning to civilian life, he earned an Associate’s Degree from Tiffin University. He was happily employed by Taiho Corporation and worked right up until the day before his death.
Preceding him in death were his parents. Ironically, he was just married on March 17, 2012 to the long-time love of his life, Julie (Bonham), and she survives. Also surviving is a step-daughter, Monica Meacham (Josh) McCarthy, step-son, Dusty Bonham, surrogate-mother, Louella Faber, sister, Kaye A. Fisher, best friends, Jim Moyer and Kenny Gooding and several god-children. Bobby had always been passionate about music, dogs, martial arts, Scottish Games, the Iditarod, and holidays. A trip to Wal-Mart was a social event for him, and he rarely got too far inside the door before reuniting with friends and acquaintances. He was truly and sincerely a “people person”.
Countless lives were affected by Bobby, and he left an indelible mark wherever he went. While in high school, he was nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Bravery after rescuing a young girl who had became trapped underneath the ice on the Sandusky River. Earlier he had rescued a dog who suffered the same misfortune. During and after the 1978 blizzard, Bobby was outside checking on family and neighbors, helpful shovel in hand. He earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do while in the service, and for many years taught students at a martial arts academy in Bellevue.
Please join family and friends at 11:00 a.m., for a Memorial Service on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin to celebrate the life of Bobby Fisher, who loved life and lived it richly. Borrowing a line from a recent condolence message, “Heaven will never be the same now.” Visitation will also be on Saturday, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.