Florence R. Fisher, 82, of Carlisle, passed away with family by her side on Sunday, April 24, 2011, at ManorCare
Health Services in Carlisle. She was born on Monday, October 15, 1928, in West Pennsboro Twp., Cumberland County, and was
a daughter of the late Frank and Elsie (Commerer) Highlands and the widow of Emory A. "Buzz" Fisher, who died March 9, 1984.
Florence was a Carlisle High School graduate and also held a Radio Engineering license. She worked in radio sales and management
for nearly 50 years. She served several radio stations during her career, including WHYL and WIOO both of Carlisle. Florence
just recently retired from WIOO because of her health. She was a member of St. Michael’s Anglican Church in Enola, where
she was an active volunteer and cook. She was formerly a member of several community organizations, including the Cumberland
County Democratic party. Florence enjoyed cooking, gardening, bird watching, bargain shopping, spending time with her family
and the companionship of her two canine friends, Maggie and Lady.
She is survived by two daughters; Karen K. (and her husband, Robert) Szwiec of Niceville, FL and Donna R. (and her husband
Donald) March of Carlisle, grandchildren; Alicia Livingston, Robert Szwiec, Rebecca ODonnell-Greeger, Patrick ODonnell, Alison
Krom, Adam March and Jordan March, six great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Florence was preceded in death by
a daughter, Sandra K. Railing, who died June 25, 2008, two brothers; Robert and John Highlands and sisters; Gladys Highlands,
Doris Morrison, Mildred Scully, Julia Vogelsong, Martha Shughart Heffelfinger and Hazel Group.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011, in the St. Michael’s Anglican Church, 1825
Good Hope Rd., Enola, with Right Rev. William M. Sloane officiating and Rev. Father Donald L. March as the Celebrant. Burial
will be in Ashland Cemetery, Carlisle. Viewing will be held from 6 - 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Ewing Brothers Funeral
Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until time of the services at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Anglican Church, 1825 Good Hope Rd., Enola, PA 17025.
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Donna, Jim and John,
Sorry to hear of the death
of your Mom and Aunt. She was a very special lady and I will cherish my memories of her.
Patty Blessing Carns
From Nice 960 WHYL, our sympathies to Flo's family and
to our competitors at WIOO---Flo gave WHYL many good years and she was kind to me when I was a know-it-all kid DJ in 1981!
She was a true pro at the radio business and will be missed.
Bruce Collier, WHYL
Our family will always remember Flo and all the kindness
she showed to us. She will truely be missed. She was a wonderful person.
Donna & Family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sorry for to hear of the passing of your Mother.
She will long be remembered for her beauty & smile.
& Steve Krom
When Flo came to work in the late 80s, to WHKS and WWKL in Harrisburg, many of us
referred to her as the Matriarch of radio sales in Central Pennsylvania. She possessed a lifetime of knowledge and experiences
She is the only person, I know, to retire twice from the same company. After her first retirement,
Barnstable group encouraged her to come back, her personality, knowledge and talents were essential for the success of the
stations. Ive never met anyone before that has retired from radio more oftenonly to return rededicated to the job she loved.
to have worked with her, were blessed by the experience. I'm honored to have been a friend.
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