Marjorie H. Fisher


Marjorie H. Fisher, of Falls Church, passed away peacefully on Oct. 2. She was 93. Daughter of the late Max M. and Tilda (Schiffer) Hirtenstein, Marjorie was born in New York City in 1927. After her graduation from Syracuse University in 1948 with a bachelor’s degree in English, Marjorie worked at radio station WOR in New York City. In 1952 she and her husband, an Army physician, moved to Arlington.

In Northern Virginia, she volunteered for the Humane Society of Fairfax County. She helped investigate animal cruelty cases and prepared evidence for the prosecution of animal abusers. To raise funds for the Humane Society, Marjorie launched and managed a thrift shop in Falls Church, The Orange Crate.

Marjorie also volunteered for the Arlington County Medical Society Auxiliary; the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, which recently recognized her 40 years of service; the National Gallery and the Smithsonian Associates Ripley Center. She ushered at the Kennedy Center for 34 years.

Marjorie was preceded in death in by her husband of 35 years, Gerald J. Fisher, M.D.; and her brother, Howard Hirt, of Newtonville, Mass. She is survived by her daughters, Donna S. Fisher of Allentown, Pa., and Claire (Fisher) Stock, as well as son-in-law Robert Stock and beloved granddaughter Caroline Stock, all of Great Falls.
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