Edward Patrick Fisher, 82, of Treasure Island, passed away March 25, 2019. Edward is survived by his wife of 57 years Suzanne S. Fisher; his five children, Dawn Murphy (Ted), Edward Fisher Jr, Christopher Fisher, Aimee Platt (Chris), Lisa DeLorey as well as his eight grandchildren, Spencer, Joshua, Collin, Sean, Jenna, Emma, Ella, & Olivia. Edward was born February 7, 1937 in Indianapolis, Indiana. At an early age the family moved to Philadelphia, PA where Edward began his education at Holy Child Academy in Drexel Hill. He started High School at West Catholic but later transferred to Malden Catholic after his father’s job transfer to the Boston area. Another job transfer took them to Worcester, MA where he attended and graduated from St. John’s Prep in 1955. Later that fall he began his college studies at St. Michael’s College in Winooski, Vermont. After graduating in 1959 with a degree in English, Edward took a job with the Evening Independent as the Religion Editor. He later enrolled at the University of Florida where he earned his M.Ed. and was associated with the IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences).
In the Summer of 1968, Edward, along with his wife Suzanne and three children moved to Treasure Island to join the family business. Two more children followed. He managed Fisher’s Variety 5&10 until it’s closing in 2001. In retirement, Edward and Suzanne enjoyed spending time with their grandchildren, traveling to visit extended family and spending time at their cabin in North Carolina. Edward was deeply committed to his Catholic faith in a quiet way. We thank God for the blessing of a good and decent man. A funeral mass will be celebrated Friday, March 29, 11am at the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle, 5815 5th Avenue N, St. Petersburg, FL. Burial to follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.