Joseph George Fisher, 86, coach in Baltimore...


Joseph George Fisher, 86, coach in Baltimore schools

Joseph George Fisher, who coached several championship teams and taught in Baltimore public schools for 41 years, died Oct. 2 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of injuries he received that morning in a traffic accident in Parkville. He was 86 and lived in Gardenville.

He was inducted into Patterson High School's Soccer Hall of Fame in 1993, said his son, Dr. J. Gunnar Fisher of Baltimore.

Mr. Fisher began his long career at Patterson High School, teaching physical education and coaching soccer, wrestling and baseball from 1934 to 1941. He led the school to its first Maryland Scholastic Association soccer championship in 1941, and his teams won baseball championships in 1940 and 1941.

He served in the Navy during World War II as a pharmacist's mate, training medics at several naval bases.

After the war, he taught and coached at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute until 1963. His teams at Poly won Maryland Scholastic Association titles in wrestling and golf and four MSA soccer championships.

He retired from Hamilton Junior High School in 1975.

The Baltimore native graduated from City College and the University of Maryland. He was married for 52 years to the former Pauline DiPete, who died in 1991.

A Mass of Christian burial was offered Oct. 5.

In addition to his son, survivors include a brother, Melvin Fisher of Baltimore; a companion, Lollie Kreft; and a granddaughter.

Pub Date: 10/18/96

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