Sterling ‘Looper’ Bob Fisher Dies

Akron Railroad Club member Richard Jacobs reported on Thursday that the “Loop” railfans of Sterling lost member Robert A “Bob” Fisher. Mr. Fisher died Thursday at his home in Barberton. He was 73.

“Bob and I often talked about the Barberton railroad history; he helped me with my photo pursuits and several other matters. He will be missed,” Jake wrote in an email message.

Mr. Fisher had a passion for the Erie Railroad.

Born on Staten, Island, N.Y., Mr. Fisher lived in Barberton for most of his life. He was retired from the City of Barberton Street and Building Department, and had also worked at PPG Industries. He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol A. Fisher, in November 2013.

He is survived by four daughters, Cindy Shirey, Joanne Garabito, Beth Fisher-Cominsky, and Janet Fisher; a brother, Bill Fisher; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home in Barberton with burial in the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

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