Sally Ann Fisher

April 11, 1939 ~ June 10, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old
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Sally Ann Fisher, age 84, of Bay City, Michigan, entered God’s kingdom on June 10th, 2023. She was born April 11,1939 to Dorothy and Phillip Fisher in Youngstown Ohio.  Sally, the most loving and devoted mother, aunt, and grandmother is survived by her son Edward, daughter-in-law Patti (Musinski), grandchildren Fern and Thomas.  She will be forever missed by her brother and sister-in-law Michael and Jeanne Fisher, nephew Mike Fisher and niece Karen Zygmont, along with several grand nephews.

A classically trained pianist, Sally learned to play at a very young age.  She attended Villa Maria High School, an all-girls parochial school in western Pennsylvania.  She graduated from Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Arts in teaching.   She played for weekly services, weddings, and funerals at several Catholic churches over the course of 25 years.  She was organist at St. Thomas Moore of Troy and St. Mary’s of Redford.  She worked as the musical director at St. Dunstan in Garden City for more than 15 years.  Her teaching career spanned over thirty years, from Livonia Public Schools to St. Mary’s and St. Dunstan.  She taught all ages of children from elementary and middle school.  She is most remembered for her team building and camping experiences along with the 6th-8th grade science fairs where her students won many accolades for their projects.  Once retired, she bought the house next door to Ed and Patti to be closer to her family.

Sally loved watching the Tigers and Red Wings on television.  She regularly followed and reported on the eagles nesting in Decorah Iowa.  She was especially proud of her Irish heritage.  She enjoyed knitting, reading, and building jigsaw puzzles.   Her beloved Brittany Spaniels, Holly, and Freckles were forever in her heart. She kept in touch with many of her former students, colleagues, and classmates.  She had a positive influence on countless numbers of students, many of which learned to love science because of her.  She was notoriously known for being one of the “tough” teachers, however she was much admired, and she commanded the respect of every person.

Sally had a wonderful sense of humor and the personality and natural charisma to make friends no matter the situation.  A woman of many stories, some factual and others not so genuine, all that would draw out inspiring conclusions.  Sally was a truly great woman whose impact will be forever felt by her family, close friends and knitting buddies.  Her ability to sacrifice, provide support, forgive, and love will be eternally engrained in all she knew.

A funeral mass was held at Christ our Light Catholic Church (3077 Glouchester Dr., Troy, MI 48084) at 10:30 a.m. on June 20, 2023, with viewing at 9:45.  A memorial service took place at 6 p.m. on June 21, 2023, at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (105 S. Erie St., Bay City, MI  48706). 

There will be a visitation at Fox Funeral Home 4700 Market St, Boardman, Oh., Thursday July 13th from 4 until 8pm. A memorial service will take place Friday the14th at 11:00 a.m. at Fox Funeral Home to be followed by her interment at Green Haven Memorial Gardens (3495 S Canfield-Niles Rd, Canfield, OH)

Memorial tributes may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Bay County Humane Society, or the Raptor Resource Project of Decorah, Iowa.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home, 4700 Market St. Boardman.

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July 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home
4700 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

Memorial Service
July 14, 2023

11:00 AM
Edward J. Fox & Sons Funeral Home
4700 Market St.
Boardman, OH 44512

July 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Green Haven Memorial Cemetery


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