Lawrence L. Fisher, 82, an Air Force Department defense analyst from 1947 until his retirement in 1978, died of cancer March
14 at his home in Fredericksburg. A former resident of Fairfax City, he had lived in Fredericksburg since 1996.
Mr. Fisher was born in Columbia, S.C., and grew up in the District.
He graduated from the old Central High School in 1940 and enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942, serving as a flight radio
dispatcher flying the Hump between India and China more than a hundred times.
He received two awards of the Distinguished Flying Cross and two awards of the Air Medal.
He was a 1951 economics graduate of the University of Maryland.
His hobbies included sailing, golf and reading books about the Civil War. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the
Lee's Hill 55 Club and the Lee's Hill Homeowners Association and was a founding member of the Regency Estates Swim Club
His marriage to Carol Curtiss Fisher ended in divorce.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Catherine Kay Fisher of Fredericksburg; five children from his first marriage, Lawrence L.
Fisher Jr. of Westminster, Md., Kathryn A. Fisher of Accokeek, Md., Martha E. Fisher of Rockville, John C. Fisher of Stafford and
Mary C. Carter of Kensington; and four stepdaughters, Wanda K. McGee of Goochland, Va., Cynthia L. Glenn of Gordonsville, Va.,
Cheryl M. Hill of San Clemente, Calif., and Sonya M. Sellars of Ashburn; a brother, Phillip E. Fisher of Edgewood; a sister, Ethel
M. Steiner of Ellicott City; 19 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.