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Douglas A. Fisher

Douglas A. Fisher, 81, a Northstar resident for the past 20 years, died Oct. 31, 2008. He was born July 4, 1927, in New York City, educated in Miami, Fla., and graduated with a BSME from the University of Miami.

In WW II, he was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Navy, flying float-type aircraft off of the cruiser U.S.S. Vincennes. He was in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters of operation, the Berlin airlift, and the Korean conflict. He also served in the U.S. Air Force and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross air medal as well as six other medals.

As a civilian, he flew for Pan American Airways before he began his engineering career. Mr. Fisher was a consulting engineer in the field of hydraulics, heating and air conditioning, and was president of D.A. Fisher Associates, in Saddle River, N.J., where he lived for 26 years.

He always loved ski excursions to Europe, but a friend urged him to come and explore the West. He was captivated and fell in love with Northstar, where he retired, pursued his hobbies (especially that of making clocks) with the Northstar logo, and avidly skied as long as he could in what he called paradise.

He is survived by Alice, his wife of 48 years, his brother Richard of Palm City, Fla., and his half-sister Jacquelyn of Charlotte, N.C.