Arthur B. Fisher, Jr. ("Corky"), 69,
of Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at Carlisle Regional Medical Center, following a three year battle with
cancer. He was born on Saturday, April 26, 1941, in Lancaster and was the son of the late Arthur B. Fisher, Sr. and
Elva Mary (Bachman) Fisher.
retired as SGT. after serving more than 30 years in the National Guard. He was a Tank Operator, Unit Supply SGT, Medical
Specialist, Administrative Specialist and Radio Operator. He was a member of the RSROA, ASRSA skating organizations
and was a State Regional and National Champion in speed skating. "Corky" was also a member of RSA International,
SRSTA (Society Of Roller Skating Teachers Of America). He taught at many skating rinks including Rocky Springs, Overlook,
Buck, Mary Janes, Docs, Olympic Skating (Special Olympics), Midway, Magic Elm, Fountain Blu, Shrewsbury Rink, Greenfield and
Park City. He was one of the first Eastern Coasters to participate in the Roller Derby, skating on a banked rink.
He coined the phrase "Shuffle Skating". He belonged to the skate teams, Texas Outlaws and Los Angeles Thunderbirds.
He also played hockey at these rinks. He was a referee for HARD Roller Derby. "Corky" was a very talented
musician who played guitar, banjo and keyboard in several rock and roll bands during the late 1950's and 1960's.
"Corky" is survived by his wife of 32 years, Cynthia Sue (Metzger)
Fisher, four daughters; Desirae (and husband, Chad) Moyer, Jenifer C. Fisher, Tersa Tripple, and Cori Kurz, three sons;
Robert S. Fisher, Corky Jr., 3rd and Gregory S. Fisher, four grandchildren; Christy and Matthew Tripple and Brittany and Chad
Shuab, a great-granddaughter, Alyssa Marie Kendig, a sister, Roberta "Bobbi" Eckman, a niece, Tonya Eckman and three
grand-nieces; Raven, Cheyenne and Lakota Eckman.
Following the wishes of "Corky" there will be no viewing or funeral services.
He donated his body to science at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. A memorial celebration, "In Memory Of Corky
Skate" will be held on Sunday, April 24, 2011 from 7:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. at the Olympic Skating Center, 60 Shady
Lane, Enola, PA.
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sympathy to his children for the loss of their father
prayers to the family. May God bless all of you. "Corkey" will join his fellow ROLLER DERBY family.
A. Brown, Sr. ( aka Lil Richard)
To Cindy Fisher and his Family:
Please accept our
heart felt sympathy to you and yours for your loss. Its been years since I've seen Corky but I have great remembrances
of a good man and a fine team mate, who I would skate with anywhere. We had some great times on the Philadelphia Warriors
and the banked track in those days in the early 70's as I recall. God bless and we sent you our prayers.
Atkinson Jr and Dru Scott Atkinson
I KEEP SKATING JUST FOR YOU! MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!
Sorry So Late, You were the best skater Rocky ever had. Went to States with you in
1959. Your Old Friend, Sonny Wentz LesWentz@gmail.com
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