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ZEAL FISHER

ZEAL FISHER Zeal I. Fisher, 82, a resident of Auburndale, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, at the Auburndale Oaks Health Care Canter, due to heart failure. Mr. Fisher was born Dec. 2, 1930, in New York, N.Y., to Herman and Shirley (Ehrlichman) Fisher. He and his wife moved to Auburndale from South Bend, Ind. in 2000. They are members of Temple Beth Shalom Reform Congregation in Winter Haven and former members of Temple Beth-El in South Bend after 42 years. Zeal taught orchestra at both Central and LaSalle High Schools. He played the viola in several symphony orchestras including ones in South Bend and Lakeland. He has composed and published music for schools, professional orchestras, piano, chamber music and has served as stage director for both operatic and musical theater productions. He also conducted orchestras for many local stage productions, was co-founder and president of South Bend Chamber Music Society. He was also vice president of the Michiana Arts and Sciences Council, served as a consultant for the Fine Arts Department of the South Bend Community School Corporation in 1992 and published author of a science fiction novel, "The Caprolen Captivity." He was a U.S. Army veterans serving during the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents. Zeal is survived by his loving family, his wife, of 57 years, Marilyn Fisher; son, Dr. Maury (Joni) Fisher of Auburndale; daughters, Lee Suzanne (Phillip) Buchanan of Belmont, N.C.; brother, Dr. Barry (Andrea) Fisher of Las Vegas; granddaughter, Jessica Fisher of Davenport, Fla.; and great-granddaughter, Glana Griner of Davenport. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Kersey Funeral Home, 108 E. Lake Stella Drive, Auburndale, FL 33823, (863) 967-7167. Burial following at Rolling Hills Cemetery in Winter Haven, Fla. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Mr. Fisher's honor may be made to a .


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