The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

January 9, 2014

Howard Z. Fisher, 79, New Cumberland

The Daily Item

— NEW CUMBERLAND — Howard Z. Fisher, 79, of Fairview Township, New Cumberland, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Manor Care, Camp Hill.

He retired as an engineer with AMP Inc., Harrisburg, and was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland.

Born on July 5, 1934, in McVeytown, he was a son of the late George D. Fisher and Bertha (Borhman) Sarver. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jack Sarver; a brother, George Fisher; a sister, Mae Varner; and was the widower of Jan E. (Wagner) Fisher.

Surviving are his wife, Julia (Zaremba) Fisher; two sons, Kii Z. Fisher (Kim), of Shamokin Dam, and Zane R. Fisher, of Harrisburg; two daughters, Joni R. Starr (John), of Lancaster, and Terri S. Heimbach (Tom), of Selinsgrove; four stepsons, Steve Wilbert (Barb), of Port Treverton, Stephen M. Jeremias (Brenda), of Montclair, N.J., Anthony E. Jeremias (Tracy), of Harleysville, and Douglas J. Jeremias (Leigh), of Denver, Colo.; two stepdaughters, Sheri L. Forry (John), of Dauphin, and Susan J. McMinn (Steve), of Lancaster; 21 grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday in the Parthemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, New Cumberland. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Theresa Catholic Church, New Cumberland, with the Rev. Michael McFadden as celebrant.

Burial will be in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Lower Allen Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Theresa Catholic Church (, 1300 Bridge St., New Cumberland, PA 17070. For more information or to send messages of condolence, visit