Dana A. Fisher

Dana A. Fisher

South Casco, Me - On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Dana Allen Fisher, 70, of South Casco, ME, husband and father, was called home to play Solo Trumpet in the Lord's symphony.

Dana was born on March 1, 1949 in Orrville, OH to Wayne and Shirley (Steiner) Fisher. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Music Education and was fortunate to follow his passion for music throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Jones) Fisher; daughter Kristen (Fisher) Shirland, of Hermon, ME and her husband Jeffery, daughter Noelle and son Sam; daughter Kimberlie (Fisher) Rice, of Saco, ME and her husband Micah and daughter Julia; son Brian Howard, of Derry, NH and his wife Cristan and children Ethan and Ava; daughter Erica (Howard) Finch of Williamstown, MA and her husband Zack and son Theo; brother Lynn, of Akron, OH, his daughter Kelly Tieland and her family of Richmond, OH, and his partner Michael Archibald; mother-in-law Sally (Webber) Jones, of Portland, ME; sister-in-law Barbara (Jones) Apple, of Bow, NH and her husband Kevin and their four children and South Casco, Me - On Sunday, March 31, 2019, Dana Allen Fisher, 70, of South Casco, ME, husband and father, was called home to play Solo Trumpet in the Lord's symphony.

Dana was born on March 1, 1949 in Orrville, OH to Wayne and Shirley (Steiner) Fisher. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.S. in Music Education and was fortunate to follow his passion for music throughout his life.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah (Jones) Fisher; daughter Kristen (Fisher) Shirland, of Hermon, ME and her husband Jeffery, daughter Noelle and son Sam; daughter Kimberlie (Fisher) Rice, of Saco, ME and her husband Micah and daughter Julia; son Brian Howard, of Derry, NH and his wife Cristan and children Ethan and Ava; daughter Erica (Howard) Finch of Williamstown, MA and her husband Zack and son Theo; brother Lynn, of Akron, OH, his daughter Kelly Tieland and her family of Richmond, OH, and his partner Michael Archibald; mother-in-law Sally (Webber) Jones, of Portland, ME; sister-in-law Barbara (Jones) Apple, of Bow, NH and her husband Kevin and their four children and many grandchildren.

Dana's love for music led him to an accomplished career, playing with countless bands and various groups, as a soloist, arranging music and sharing his passion and knowledge with his students as a private music instructor, where he met his wife and best friend, Deb, a loving relationship of 25 years.

He was an excellent cook, enjoyed antiquing, an avid reader and wine connoisseur. He loved WWII airplanes and a good glass of scotch, scenic car rides and time spent with family, his children and friends, Saturday afternoons watching Buckeye football and Sundays with the Patriots.  He was known for his unique and witty sense of humor - he could make you laugh until you cried and often sent his grandchildren into fits of giggles with "the claw," funny voices and utter silliness. He will be remembered lovingly by all who knew him.

Dana was predeceased by his father, Wayne, his mother Shirley, his step-son Nicholas Jones and his father-in-law Richard Jones.

Celebration of Life and Committal Service TBA on Dana Fisher’s Facebook page.


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  • Bill Thurston on

    Dana was a brilliant player, always able to see the absurdity in our funny little world. His
    unconditional love for his family, his devotion to the Patriots and of course, THE Ohio State University
    were constants in an ever changing world. We will miss him so so much.

  • Linda Furrow on

    To the family- I extend my sincere and heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Dana. Have prayed for peaceful rest and the will of our Lord . May you cherish and treasure the memories you shared together. May God comfort you in your sorrow. God bless you. Love and sincere wishes.


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