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William Seeley Fisher

SHARON — William Seeley Fisher, 74, died on Dec. 25, 2022, at the Amsterdam Nursing Home, New York, New York, after an extended illness.  He was born Dec. 27, 1947, in New York City, the son of Dr. Robert L. and Ruth Seeley Fisher of Sharon, Connecticut.  William graduated from The Gunnery (now the Frederick Gunn school) in 1966 and the University of Pennsylvania in 1970, with a degree in English.  Following service in the Pennsylvania National Guard, he took a job as Wire Editor for the Waterbury Republican-American, and subsequently held various positions at the Fort Meyers News Press, Mexico City News, and the Arizona Republic.  After a stint as Copy Editor at the New Haven Journal-Courier, William worked at Outbrainz Technologies, LLC, before accepting a job as Rim Editor at the New York Daily News.

Surviving in addition to his long-time companion and partner of 26 years, Linda Sparber, of New York, New York, are his three brothers, Robert Fisher, Jr. of Goshen, Jonathan Fisher of Red Hook, New York, and Gordon Fisher of Cornwall, as well as two sisters, Phoebe Fisher of New Braunfels, Texas, and Nancy Eklund of Pine Plains, New York.

William is remembered as a loving brother with a quick wit.  He enjoyed “Farside” cartoons, reading all kinds of novels, writing essays, and rowing (which he learned at the University of Pennsylvania in the early 70’s.)

A service of remembrance will be held in late Spring, 2023.  Details will be released at a later time.

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