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Ralph Morton Fisher

August 2, 2020

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Ralph Morton Fisher, 96, of Pittsburgh, PA passed away on Sunday-August 2, 2020 in Pittsburgh. Ralph was born in Pittsburgh to Millard and Cecilia (Hecht) Fisher on August 31st, 1923. After graduating Taylor Allderdice High School, he went on to earn a bachelor’s degree from The University of Pittsburgh. He worked in sales for Levenson Steel and spent 40 years selling products and services.  After retiring, Ralph became a realtor and part of the next 20 years working for Arnheim & Neely Realty.

Ralph is survived by his four children, Jeffrey Fisher, Pittsburgh, Michael Fisher, Greenville, SC, Debra Fisher Sufrin (Michael Sufrin), Boca Raton, FL, and Melissa Fisher, Pittsburgh; his four grandchildren, Brandon Fisher and Gabrielle Fisher, Joshua (Kaila) Sufrin, and Zackary (Nina) Sufrin; one great grandchild, Jacob Sufrin; and nephew Douglas Myers (Gayle Howard Myers). He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara (Bobbie Swartz), parents, and sister, Betty Fisher (Geoffrey) Myers.

Ralph was a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army and served during WWII.  His claim to fame was that he stopped the artillery from shooting down an unmarked plane. The passenger in that plane was Winston Churchill, on his way the famous Yalta meeting with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. Also, while stationed in France, Ralph was assigned to be the Mayor of a French village for few months, as he knew at least 6 French words, when no one else in his platoon did.

Ralph was loved by his family and many friends. He will be remembered as one who loved to play tennis and make people laugh. Ralph enjoyed traveling. He was always there to lend a hand, compassionate toward others, and passionate about life.

Memorial donations may be made to Weinberg Village, 300 JHF Drive, Pittsburgh, PA.  15217. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Weinberg Village family.

Private Arrangements and Services by the new Elmer L. Herman Funeral Home,

family owned and operated since 1862.  828 Richford Street at Commonwealth Ave., Duquesne, PA 15110.  Near West Mifflin High School. 412-521-2768.

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