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2018-05-16 / Obituaries

Edward B. Fisher, aeronautical engineer

Fisher Fisher Edward B. Fisher, 81, of Snyder, died Monday, April 23, 2018.

Mr. Fisher was born in Montour Falls, New York, and was a 1955 graduate of Cohocton High School. He went straight to then Cornell Aeronautical Laboratories in 1959 after he earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

At Cornell Labs, later Calspan, he became principal engineer for wind tunnel testing for airplane and rocket materials. He completed a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Buffalo in 1967 and held several patents. In 1982, he established Veritay Technology in East Amherst along with colleagues from Calspan.

Mr. Fisher served as president of the company and retired about 10 years ago. He was a more than 55-year member of Christ United Methodist Church, where he sang in the choir and chaired many committees.

A member of Amherst Lodge 981, Free & Accepted Masons, since 1984, he served two years as master. He also was right worshipful master, reporting to the Grand Lodge of Delaware. He had been a board member of the Amherst Symphony Orchestra since 1994 and served 10 years as president of finance and more than three years as president.

He enjoyed gardening, genealogy and traveling, and was an avid Bills and Sabres fan.

Mr. Fisher is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cynthia (nee Seeber); three children, Scott, John and Mark; and nine grandchildren. A memorial service was held on May 4 in Christ United Methodist Church. Arrangements were made by the Dietrich Funeral Home Inc.

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