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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.

"Corky" 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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Our thoughts are with you in your time of loss.
His smile and jokes will be sadly missed!!

Stacy, Kimberly, and David at CitiFinancial

My sympathy to his children for the loss of their father

Dorothy Fawber
My prayers to the family. May God bless all of you. "Corkey" will join his fellow ROLLER DERBY family.

Richard 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.

Buddy Atkinson Jr and Dru Scott Atkinson


Sorry So Late, You were the best skater Rocky ever had. Went to States with you in 1959. Your Old Friend, Sonny Wentz 
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