Judith Lois Fisher, 87, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Aug. 3, 2019, in Las Vegas. The third of four daughters, she was born on Sept. 6, 1931, in Cleveland to the late Rhea (nee Kaspy) and Joseph Fried. Judith graduated from Cleveland Heights High School and attended The Ohio State University. She married the love of her life, Ivan Fisher on Sept. 3, 1951, They raised their four children together until Ivan’s passing in 1977.
An accomplished artist, Judith also loved the theater, but most of all, she loved her family. Her greatest joy in life was making memories with her children and grandchildren, and she delighted in sharing family stories whenever they gathered. Judith was an inspiration and role model to her family who will remember her as a loving mother, devoted grandmother and great-grandmother.
Judith was very proud of her longtime career at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and, most recently, Fairhill Partners, where she found great fulfillment helping to improve the lives of others. She was also instrumental in establishing the Hospice of Cleveland. Judith retired last year from Fairhill Partners and relocated to Las Vegas to be near family.
Judith is survived by her four children: Scott Fisher of Las Vegas, Wendy Graves of Las Vegas and Eric (Julie) Fisher of Henderson, Nevada and Pamela (Eric) Sharpe of Hudson; loving grandchildren, Tess and Shane Fisher, Dustin Graves, Josh (Kathryn) Fisher, Alyssa, Austin and Ethan Fisher, Jeremy, Aaron and Zachary Sharpe; and great-grandchild, Jameson.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ivan, and her cherished sisters, Harriet Schenker, Arlene Karklin and Meta Guttenplan.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at Mount Olive Cemetery, 27850 Aurora Road in Solon, with Rabbi Matt Eisenberg presiding.
Contributions may be made in Judith’s memory to Fairhill Partners (fairhillpartners.org).