Thomas Scott Fisher was born in Jersey City, NJ. His family moved to Ridgefield while he was in his early grammar school days. After graduating from Ridgefield Memorial High School, Scott attended William Paterson University, where he graduated with a business degree. Scott was always a hard worker, a virtue he passed on to his children. As a young boy Scott had several paper routes around town. While in college he worked part time at the Vince Lombardi Service Station on the NJ Turnpike, a job he maintained even after he began working full time for the utility company PSE&G. He was very fortunate in that he loved both of these jobs. Scotty was a true ‘people person’ and his work at the gas station afforded him the opportunity to meet and help (via minor emergency roadside repairs) many interesting people traveling along the turnpike. At PSE&G Scott immensely enjoyed working in the electrical sub stations. While at the company he rose to the rank of Chief Operator. He was a very diligent and conscientious worker and knew ‘the grid’ inside and out. Both of these jobs gifted him with life long friends and plenty of resources for one of his favorite past times – story telling. Scott loved nothing better than spending time with his family and friends all gathered together for BBQ’s, birthdays, holidays or any special event and regaling them all with fantastic stories, sound effects being a specialty! When Scotty wasn’t with those he loved, he was at the place he loved – the gym. At many, if not all, the gyms he was a member of over the years, he was endearingly referred to as The Mayor. He knew everyone and talked with everyone. Scott was an avid sports enthusiast, enjoying skiing, cycling, boxing, weight lifting and his all time favorite – running. Over the years he ran dozens and dozens of 5Ks, 10Ks, and half-marathons, all with a bum knee! Whenever possible, he helped coach the teams of all four of his children, eagerly encouraged their interest in running, and shared his love of baseball, particularly the Yankees, providing many outings to games. He was also a seasoned camper, having enjoyed camping with his family as a child. After HS graduation he and a few friends spent six weeks traveling across the country, camping along the way. This interest too, was shared with his own family, who spent many summer and fall vacations camping in the Adirondacks.
Scott was a man who cared intensely about his family, particularly his aging parents, with whom he checked in daily. He was wildly proud of his children and their accomplishments in life. His family was blessed to have a husband and father who truly loved his life. He will be terribly missed.
The Fisher family wishes to express their profound gratitude to all those who have communicated condolences and would like to suggest for any interested parties to contribute to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai to further the advance of dementia research.