A memorial service held on Saturday, August 15, at 11:00am at Roberson Funeral Home located at 2151 Tamiami Trail in Port Charlotte, FL. and officiated by Chaplain Carlo Gargiulo, of Bayfront Health, Punta Gorda, Fl. As part of the service, Jill’s brother, John, will read one of Jill’s favorite poems written by Rupert Brooke, titled “The Soldier”.
Geraldine “Jill” Fisher, 68, of North Port, Fl. passed away peacefully in her sleep at home on August 11, 2015 in the presence of her husband, Oscar and brother, John. She was under the care of Tidewell Hospice.
Jill was born in London, England on October 5, 1946 to the late John and Helen Lyus. Jill was diagnosed with cancer in 2007 and fought the disease for 10 years before the fight was lost. In 1967 she came to the United States and lived in Lancaster, Pa. where she worked at the old Penn Dairies milk plant on Greenfield Road, Lancaster and the Pennsupreme Grocerette in Centerville. In 1999, after her husband retired from a career in law enforcement, they moved to North Port. She was employed by Marshall’s Department store located in Murdock, FL before her death. She was active in local events and act ivies related in the fight against cancer and during one campaign in 2013, she personally raised over $1000 for the cause.
She is survived by her husband, Oscar E. Fisher III; two sons, Timothy Christ, Bradenton, FL, Steven Christ, Boise, IA. and a brother, John Lyus, Putney, London, England.
A memorial service held on Saturday, August 15, at 11:00 AM at Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel. Officiated by Chaplain Carlo Gargiulo, of Bayfront Health, Punta Gorda, FL. As part of the service, Jill’s brother, John, will read one of Jill’s favorite poems written by Rupert Brooke, titled “The Soldier”.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Lung Cancer Research Council, P.O. Box 495505, Port Charlotte, Fl. 33949.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel.