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William H. Fisher, Korean War veteran who went on to work in finance, dies

William H. Fisher, Korean War veteran who went on to work in finance, dies

William H. Fisher, a Korean War veteran who worked at some of the city’s eminent financial firms, died June 16 of a stroke. He was days shy of his 90th birthday.

Born in 1928, Mr. Fisher grew up along the Maryland-Pennsylvania border in a town settled by Welsh laborers called Delta, Pa. As a youth, he played in the abandoned pits of local quarries where workers had long excavated Peach Bottom slate. Often called the best slate in the world, Peach Bottom slate was used to make blackboards, roof tiles and gravestones.

Mr. Fisher’s father, William John Fisher, was a contractor, and his mother, Iva, was a homemaker. He had two older sisters: Marian (known as “Boots”) and...

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