Marvin Fisher, a retired builder, woodworker and performance clown, died Monday in Millard Fillmore Hospital after a brief illness. He was 71.
A Buffalo native, Mr. Fisher served the U.S. Army stateside for two years and achieved the rank of sergeant. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
Mr. Fisher graduated from Buffalo State College and worked as a builder and woodworker for 25 years for the Buffalo office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He retired in 1995 and two years later moved to Cape Coral, Fla.
Mr. Fisher belonged to Buffalo Clown Alley. He was a member of the Sweet Home Masonic Lodge, Amherst, for 53 years, and also was a member of Ismailia Shrine Temple and Buffalo Consistory. He also performed as a clown with the Shriners.
Mr. Fisher also enjoyed sailing.
Survivors include two daughters, Terri Lewis and Sandra Fisher, both of Williamsville; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Amherst Memorial Chapel, 281 Dodge Road, Getzville.