Mark R. Fisher Jr. was born on November 10, 1954, to the late Mark and Nancy Fisher. He attended Frederick High School in Frederick, Maryland, graduating in 1972. After working for the family business, Mark found his passion for firefighting and was hired by Montgomery County Department of Fire and Rescue, where he worked for 22 years. He was also a part-time firefighter and volunteer in Frederick County, Maryland. Mark held numerous positions as a volunteer firefighter, including chief, and his most proud, chief emeritus of the United Steam Fire Engine #3. Mark was also a member of the Maryland Task Force One Urban Search and Rescue Team, responding to many disasters, including Hurricane Katrina and on September 11th to the Pentagon. He was a part of the M.E.R.S. team, assisting them during numerous disasters throughout the years. Mark was an instructor for Montgomery County and Frederick County Department of Fire and Rescue, giving back his knowledge, love, and passion of fireground operations and services.
He was a member of the Johnny Swamper Club, Frederick Elks Lodge No. 684, and the Loyal Order of the Moose No. 948 in Charles Town, West Virginia.
Mark was a devoted and loving family man to his wife, Cherie, and his children, Mark III (Justin), Katelyn (Adam), and Britney (Vincent). He will be remembered by his grandchildren, Lillian, Iris, Tobias, Sawyer, and Jameson. He will also be remembered by his siblings, Teresa (John), JoAnne (Jerry), Susan, Jeff, and Michael (Julia), and many nieces and nephews.
Mark loved hunting and playing softball. He had a special passion for football, leading him to play semi-pro for the Frederick Falcons and a brief, but proud time as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. But his true passion was being a firefighter. He was always ready to share his stories and knowledge with anyone ready to listen. One of Mark’s dreams came true in 2012, when he purchased his lake home on Lake Hartwell, South Carolina. He enjoyed spending time on his boat on the lake with his family and friends.
Following the events of 9-11, Mark fought a courageous battle with cancer for over eight years until July 24, 2014. Mark is deeply missed by his loving family and friends.