Ron Fisher Obituary, Death – The Years of Service of Ronald Campbell Eaton Fisher On October 11, 2022, Ronald Campbell Eaton Fisher passed away at the age of 76. Ron Fisher was the son of the late Rudolph John Fisher and Barbara (Eaton) Fisher. He was born on April 11, 1946 in Boston, Massachusetts. His family, his friends, and the mechanics of the physical world all attracted Ron and drove him to pursue his interests. Ron attended Longmeadow High School and the University of Hartford, where he received his degrees.
In the family manufacturing business in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he worked for more than 65 years, he gained early exposure to both the manufacturing industry and the art of problem solving at an early age. He was the much-loved husband of Wendy (Colyer) Fisher for 55 years. He was also the devoted father of Eric Fisher (Anjali Vichare) and Heidi Merchant (Greg), as well as three grandchildren: Mason Shotwell Merchant, Noelle Elizabeth Merchant, and Justin George Fisher. Wendy (Colyer) Fisher is the one who gave him his name.
He was the brother of Yasha Joy and Douglas Fisher, both of whom have since passed away, and the uncle of six nieces and nephews. Snowy and Lucy, the dogs in the family, were very special to him. In addition to being the owner of several manufacturing enterprises, Ron held the positions of President, management, and Engineer, in addition to being a developer of tools and machines, designer, and management of production and employees. As an engineer who could design and construct everything his clients and staff wanted, regularly exceeding expectations with careful inventiveness, he was well-liked and trusted by both groups.
He was known as someone who could design and build anything. Ron enjoyed a wide variety of interests that required a high level of skill and expertise. He fashioned a large number of machines by hand, including a speedboat made of wood, scooters, trailers, a television, radios, model automobiles and airplanes, and many others. Ron took pleasure in performing his own routine maintenance on his autos and motorcycles.
He also liked to bring his six-foot telescope outside to wonder at and exhibit the planets and stars, which led to his interest in space travel and the overall universe. Ron was an accomplished and enthusiastic pilot who could handle flying planes, sailing boats, and motorboats. He had a passion for driving and, despite the fact that he had been riding motorcycles for more than half a century, he was able to avoid any dangerous situations while doing so, earning him the nick tag “The Champ.”
Ron was a skilled athlete who competed in water skiing, windsurfing, alpine skiing, and tennis. He made all of these sports appear uncomplicated and undemanding. Other activities included playing golf, practicing safe marksmanship, and scuba diving in the hopes of recovering lost wealth from the depths of Squam Lake. Ron enthusiastically shared his knowledge of such activities with receptive members of his family and acquaintances. When Champ’s wife Wendy, whom he affectionately referred to as “Pal,” along with their children and grandchildren took part in the competition, he took special pleasure in it.