25th Anniversary
Excerpts From
Weekend Talks

In Memoriam


Age 81, journeyed into heaven on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Born January 21, 1936, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Father Fisher attended elementary school at Resurrection and high school at St. George. He entered St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, PA in 1953, and was ordained on May 20, 1961, at St. Paul Cathedral by Bishop John Wright, and retired from service on January 30, 2006. Early in his priesthood, Fr. Fisher marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, AL. This exposure gave him the focus for his ministry: The Gospel of Christ acted out in social justice. Fr. Don's commitment to this message of love and service carried him through his ministries as Pastor at Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Pittsburgh, St. Peter's in Slippery Rock, and St. Regis in Oakland. He also served five years in missionary work in Tanzania, East Africa with the Maasai. His energies were channeled into becoming one of the founders of the F-O-R Center, being active with the Thomas Merton Center and the Association of Pittsburgh Priests. In his retirement years, his great joy was in serving the Retrouvaille community and serving at the Father Ryan Art Center as pottery instructor and friend to all. This shining life, lived in service, was one of pure love, joy and exhilaration. Everyone he knew felt it and he will be sorely missed