March 28, 1960 — Nov. 17, 2017
Ronald Leroy Fisher, 57, of Astoria, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in Portland, Oregon, peacefully, after many years of suffering from the disease of alcoholism.
He was born March 28, 1960, in Coos Bay, Oregon, to Marvin “Sonny” and Lydia Fisher. They moved back to the Warrenton area, and then to Astoria, where he attended school.
He worked in restaurants, in fish canneries and even at a pig farm in North Carolina, but the job he was most proud of was the 20 or so years he spent as a commercial fisherman. He lived all over, from Astoria-Warrenton to North Carolina, Idaho and Alaska.
He had a deep love for family, and if he knew you and called you friend, then in his heart you were family.
In his younger years he loved fishing, hunting, canning, camping, sitting around the campfire and anything in the outdoors. He is remembered as a hard worker, and took great pride in that.
Ronny was never married and had no children, but he adored all of his nieces and nephews.
He is survived by a brother, Robert Fisher; two sisters, Kathi (Rick) Martin and Kristy (Gary) Baird; and eight nieces and four nephews, Michelle Smith, Mindy Wheatley, Miranda (Chris) Roberts, Melissa Cokley, Jennifer (Chris) Bergerson, Sara (Joel) Jensen, Nicole Baird (Frankie Leland), Brianna Baird, Randy (Fawn) Layman, Brian VanGundy, Luke VanGundy, and Jason Baird. He also has numerous great-nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Sonny and Lydia; a brother, Randall; and a sister, Kimberly.
The family asks that when you think of Ronny, think of him with compassion, and remember what a kind heart he had, his unconditional love, support and loyalty to family and friends, and his awesome sense of humor.
There will be a private family memorial.
Memorial contributions can be made in his honor to Jordan’s Hope for Recovery, P.O. Box 1388, Astoria, OR 97103.