Donald C. Fisher, age 88, passed away peacefully in the company of his family on January 10, 2022.
He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Myra, his sister, Devera Cooler, his daughter Lori (Elliott), his son Jeff (Edie) and was Papa Don to his 5 grandchildren Eric (Paige), Emily, Elise, Greg and Annie.
Don was born to Samuel and Beatrice Fisher in 1933 and grew up in the Brightwood neighborhood of Indianapolis. He graduated from Shortridge in 1951 and Indiana University in 1954 with a degree in Business. He was an active member of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity.
After serving in the US Air Force in England, he took over his father’s clothing store, Cohen Bros, which later became the internationally famous Cash Bargain Center.
Throughout his life he dedicated himself to his business, his family, his friends, and his community. He was an active member of Beth El Zedeck synagogue in Indianapolis and Bat Yam Temple of the Islands in Sanibel, FL.
Don really valued a close-knit family and worked to keep the extended family together through family gatherings, emails and Zoom calls. He was a big cheerleader for his kids and grandkids. He loved parties, dancing and sporting the latest fashion.
Don loved to travel with Myra and toured the globe seeing new places, catching up with old friends and making new ones. They spent most winters on Sanibel, Florida.
He stayed close to his ZBT brothers, keeping everyone updated on the latest news and organizing get-togethers and reunions.
He also loved sports and was a die-hard fan of the IU Hoosiers, the Indianapolis Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts. He enjoyed golfing and playing tennis.
Over the years, Don touched many people’s lives, sponsoring Washington DC, New York and Chicago trips for the Brightwood Community Center youth, serving his Jewish community, and mentoring High School students.
Don lived his life to the fullest, he will be missed.
A graveside memorial service will be held at Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation North Cemetery on Thursday, January 13, 2022, at 2:00 pm.
Please direct any memorial donations to the Starfish Initiative (www.starfishinitiative.org) or Popsie’s Pantry at Jewish Family Services (jewishindianapolis.org/jfs).
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