Janet Lucille Fisher, age 71, of Ocean City, Maryland, died Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at home.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1949 in Washington, D.C. and was the daughter of the late Louis R. and Helen (Rolfes) Granzow.
Janet had an unwavering faith in God that remained steadfast until the very end. She was a dedicated member of St. Luke Catholic Church, St. Peter’s Choir and Bell Choir.
Janet also volunteered in the Open Kettle and for St. Luke’s Caregivers.
Janet’s educational journey was one of admiration and passion. She attended Prince George’s Community College, where she received with Honors, her Associates Degrees in Accounting and Nursing.
Janet maintained her education throughout her life and also attended the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, University of Maryland University College, University of Maryland College Park, and Wor-Wic Community College.
In the fire department, Janet had a very distinguished career as a leader, mentor and caregiver.
Janet became a member of the Mount Rainier Volunteer Fire Department at age 24, where she eventually served as a lieutenant, as well as a lifetime member of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company.
She was the vice chair of the Maryland State Fireman’s Association Safety Committee and a Maryland First Responder Charter Member.
Janet received many awards during her fire career including the Distinguished Service Award from the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company.
Janet loved children with her whole heart and spent many years at home providing childcare to neighbors and close relatives.
She was very active in her children’s schooling and was recognized and awarded Outstanding Parent of the Year from Mount Rainier Elementary School.
Janet also had a great passion for photography and traveling with her husband. Her heart was happiest at the beach near the water, which is where she remained, until her passing into the next life.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, John E. Fisher III, of Ocean City, Maryland; daughter, Jennifer (Michael) Hickman of Berlin, Maryland; two sons, John E. Fisher IV of Lawrenceville, Georgia, and Jason (Kristen) Fisher of Bowie, Maryland; three brothers, Richard Granzow of Dares Beach, Maryland, Martin Granzow of Montgomery County, Maryland, and James Granzow of Lakeland, Florida; three sisters, Ellen Kight of Ocean City, Maryland, Kristine Beach of Port Charlotte, Florida, and Mary Klischer of Saint Leonard, Maryland; two grandchildren, Kendall and Jakob Fisher.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Karl Granzow Sr.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at St. Luke Catholic Church in Ocean City, Maryland with Father Paul Jennings officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to: Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, Maryland 21802.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.bishophastingsfh.com.