FISHER ALFRED JOSEPH JR. Age 91. June 19, 2012. A.J. Fisher Jr. was born and raised in Detroit. He was the oldest son of Alfred J. Fisher, one of the original Fisher Body Company founders. He attended the University of Detroit and the Cornell School of Engineering. He served as an officer in the United States Navy from 1941 to 1945. Returning to Detroit, he formed Fisher Corporation with his two brothers, Robert and Walter in 1947. In 1964, he began General Safety Corporation with his brother, Walter, as a manufacturer of automotive safety belt systems. Today, successor companies, Fisher Dynamics Corporation and Fisher and Company, continue to supply the global automotive industry with seat mechanisms and structures. Mr. Fisher is survived by his loving wife of 69 years, Betty Jane, and his four children, Judith (Peter Knudsen), Alfred III (Barbara), Christine (Richard Grow), and Michael (Beth). Mr. Fisher is survived by his 11 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Walter, and his sister, Trude Costello. Visitation will be Friday, June 22, 2012, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park, with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore Rd., Grosse Pointe Farms, on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at 12:00 PM. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to University of Detroit Jesuit High School Scholarship Fund, 8400 Cambridge, Detroit, MI 48221. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org
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Grampa we dearly miss the twinkle in your eye when telling a joke, the joy of watching a grandson drive off in a go cart you made, the wonderful days on your boats sail or power. All you ever asked was a thank you and a star to steer by. Rick and Tina
Mr. Fisher was a great man who always treated his employee's like they were his family.He was loved by all and will be dearly missed.Rest in peace my old friend.
Mr. Fisher was a dear sweet man; who always greeted me at work with a smile and a hello. He will be very much missed.
Greeting all...Uncle "Stosh" was a great man...glad to have known him all these years....peace!
It was a pleasure I got to meet a very nice gentlemen he's in a better place joying the company of god RIP.
Very sad to hear AJ is gone always liked him even after the plant was sold...