On Thursday, March 21, 2012, Bobby Fisher suffered a massive stroke caused by an undetected brain tumor. He was taken by Life Flight to Toledo Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center and kept on life support until, surrounded by loved ones, that life support was removed. He died at 2:37 p.m. Thursday.
Bobby was born in Tiffin June 22, 1950, to Herbert R. and Mary D. Fisher. Upon graduation from 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 up until the day before his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Ironically, Bobby was just married on March 17, 2012, to the long-time love of his life, Julie (Bonham), and she survives. Also surviving are a stepdaughter, Monica Meacham (Josh) McCarthy; a stepson, Dusty Bonham; surrogate mother, Louella Faber; a sister, Kaye A. Fisher; best friends Jim Moyer and Kenny Gooding; and several godchildren.
Bobby was always passionate about music, dogs, martial arts, Scottish Games, the Iditarod and holidays. A trip to Walmart 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 dog who had 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 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012, for a memorial service at 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 is also Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.