Edward Gerard Fisher, 73, of Manalapan, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 22, 2021 at the Jewish Home for Rehabilitation Center in Freehold, New Jersey. Born in Hoboken. He was predeceased by his parents, James Monroe Fisher, Sr., and Margaret (nee Kelly) Fisher. Surviving are two brothers, James Monroe, Jr., Kenneth Michael (Donna), and three sisters, Jaime Clifton (John), Geraldine Fincken (William) and Margaret LoPresti (Sam). Also surviving are ten nieces and nephews and a host of grand nieces and nephews.
Ed started living at the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities in 1993, but was later transferred in 2006 to ATC 1. He was very active and a social butterfly hosting many gatherings. He wanted to be called “King Fisher”, but changed his name to “King of the Castle”. He worked on many art projects, painting, making paper towel holders, bird houses, and ceramics. He won vast awards as the Best Halloween Costume (For the most original costume) in 2015, Most Improved Worker of the Month (2008), ATC-1 Client Appreciation Day Special Recognition (2013), Practical Arts Client of the Month Award (2010), Special Recognition Awards (2009) He will be most remembered by all for his sense of humor, funny stories with all of the residents and an amazing individual.
The Funeral Mass will be offered on Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:45 a.m. at Our Lady of Grace Church, Hoboken. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, New Jersey. Visitation will be held on Saturday, 9am to 10:30am at Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, 533 Willow Avenue, Hoboken. Parking available in rear of memorial home off Sixth Street. Please adhere to the CDC guidelines, wear a mask and social distance.