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Obituary: Bertram Fisher

Bertram “Bert” Borden Fisher, 87, a resident of Greenwich, CT over 60 years, passed away peacefully on Dec. 1, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Born Oct. 7, 1931 in New York City; Bert was the son of the late Harris B. Fisher, Jr. and Gwendolyn Talbot Fisher. He attended Manlius Military Academy of NY and Hebron Academy of Maine. When asked about college he took great pride in saying his advanced degrees came from Uncle Sam. He proudly served our nation in the U.S. Army and did so with great pride and dedication as an Army Ranger and Paratrooper serving with the 5th Regimental Combat Team in Korea (2 deployments) during the height of the Korean conflict. At the time of his Honorable discharge from eight years of service he was 2nd Lieutenant. After leaving the military Bert worked briefly selling textile machinery for the Leesona Company of Rhode Island. He found his passion though in the insurance world where he worked for sixty years with firms that included Johnson and Higgins, Allen, Russell and Allen, John M. Rielhe, Bayly Martin and Fay and for the past 25 years with the DeWitt Stern/Risk Strategies Group of New York as a Senior Vice President. He was a trusted insurance advisor to many of New York and Connecticut’s most prominent families and businesses. read more...