In Memory

Kim Fisher

Kim Fisher, twin brother of Carla Fisher Manley, died in January 2001, the victim of a drunk driver.

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03/29/16 05:10 PM #1    

Jay Williamson

Kim was a great guy with a great sense of humor. I met him at Western. He never tired of repeating Jeff Hanna's comment after the bad boys got busted for throwing type in print shop: "Williamson! You're a ZIT!"

06/16/16 02:42 PM #2    

Ralph Allemano

Kim was a special pal of mine at B-CC. I admired his calm, cool, dry sense of humor. We didn't meet often after graduation: we went to different universities and then I effectively emigrated to Great Britain in 1970. Kim brought some students over to London on a cultural study tour and we met for a fine old evening of beer and reminiscence. Shortly after that I received the devastating news of his death. Kim, I will especially miss you at this coming reunion. I shall always remember your story of the student who came to you for advice on ' a book, you know, like, on synonyms'.

06/21/16 01:29 PM #3    

Mark England

Kim and I were good friends from Western Junior High days on, and lived not too far apart near Western Avenue and River Roads, just across from the D.C. line. As Ralph Allemano said, Kim did indeed have a calm manner and a dry, restrained sense of humor. KIm had a wide variety of interests, including books, sports, and politics/current events, and had strong opinions on many things, including the thinking of conservative Republicans, which he could not fathom.

We were together at the University of Kentucky for a few years, and I remember mornings when I was late getting up, Kim would come in my dorm room and put on my Otis Redding LP to wake me up, to the sounds of either "Respect" or "Mr. Pitiful", as he saw fit. At UK, we both worked as student assistant reference librarians, which gave us the chance to make a few bucks, and hopefully help out a pretty girl now and then. Kim so liked working in the reference department that he later made it his career, and distinguished himself at Penn State, where an endowed position was created solely for him.  You can read more about his time there in the attached very moving obituary by Nancy L. Eaton, the Dean of the Penn State Libraries.

I'm sorry now that I never got up to State College to see Kim, stroll the campus, hear him play his 12-string Martin guitar, and generally catch up on things.  He was a good friend and a better person, gone way too soon.


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