Dennis Fisher, beloved husband, father and grandfather, died suddenly Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Mount Nittany Medical Center near Penn State University, Pa. He was 76 years old.
A lifelong woodworker, sales executive, golfer and naval officer, Dennis was born in 1946 in Reading, Pa., to parents Dorothy and Donald Fisher. He grew up as an avid lover of athletics and all things outdoors, he was a lifeguard, high school football player, camper and champion grill master.
Dennis attended Penn State University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in education. It was also where he met the love of his life, Mary Beattie. They were married in 1968 and started their family soon after. Dennis went on to earn his master's in education from Penn State. He joined the Navy while in school, and rose to the rank of lieutenant. After his honorable discharge, he became a salesman for Bethlehem Steel and later, Raritan River Steel for 12 years.
His final career move was opening a Christian gift and book store, Denny’s from Heaven, in Shewsbury, N.J., with his wife. They ran a successful business for 11 years until retiring to Lewes, where they joined a wonderful community with new friends, neighbors and local church. Denny enjoyed golf, travel, his grandchildren, Penn State football and continued dabbling in all sorts of carpentry projects. He loved life and talked often of the many blessings he was thankful for.
In addition to his two children, Joanna Nice and Matt Fisher, Dennis is survived by his wife, Mary Fisher; son-in-law, Richard Nice; and eight lovely grandchildren, Brenna, Denny, Mallory, Grace, Olivia, Caleb, Cooper and Declan. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Bonita Mosser, and his grandson Brody Fisher. Dennis will be enormously missed by his family, friends and community.
A memorial service will be hosted at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 30, at St. Edmond Catholic Church, 409 King Charles Ave., in Rehoboth Beach.
In place of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Denny’s honor to Rehoboth Community Resource Center, rehobothcommunitycenter.org/donate.html.