Oct. 21, 1984 – Dec. 24, 2018
Raymond Douglas Fisher was born on Oct. 21, 1984 to Kevin and Anne Fisher (Wilson). Ray was called home on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 at 4:47 a.m. at Holy Cross Hospital in Santa Monica from heart failure.
Ray is survived by his mother Anne Fisher of Woodland Hills; father Kevin Fisher (Linda) of Adrian, Michigan; sister Shaina Fisher of Adrian, Michigan; grandmother Janina Wilson and grandfather Duane Fisher. Special grandmother is Ruth Ann Mc Gee.
Ray was preceded in death by grandmother Janet Fisher (Knoblauch), guardian father Marvin Cohen, cousin Brian McMillen and dog child Hendrix.
Ray lived in Michigan 17 years of his life and Los Angeles for 17 years. Ray liked to move around, try out new cities, meet new friends and be around people. He loved communicating, talking all the time. He talked to everyone, regardless of where he was. He attended Rosemont Middle School and graduated with high honors from Crescenta Valley High School. He played football in high school for the Crescenta Valley Falcons. He went on to attend Pasadena City College, studying in the areas of business and sociology. Ray was such a great pitcher in baseball as a child that he was written up in the news for several “no hitter” games reaching far into the sixth inning. We teased him of his athletic and natural physical abilities. He was clearly a star! His favorite number was 32.
Ray settled on a life of agriculture as his career. He helped his father on the family farm in Michigan growing corn, soybeans and wheat but his love was in growing cannabis. He also helped out his mother with her business, at times taking photographs and helping her load and unload furniture.
Ray was a great son to his mother. He stuck by her when she moved to California – just he and his sister. Nothing was too good for his mother and sister. Ray was a family man. He would walk into a room liked he owned the place. Ray was a great son to his father. From the moment he was placed into his father’s arms immediately after being born they shared a bond that was never broken and spent countless hours over the years playing catch, hitting and chasing fly balls, wrestling and go-carting. Ray was always willing to help out anyone. Ray loved his father very much and always considered him a great friend.
Ray was a great brother to his sister Shaina. Twin. Wherever he went, she went. Wherever she went, he went. They were inseparable and best friends for life. They knew each other better than anyone else and Ray will be forever missed in her life.
Sadly, addiction and prescription to Oxy at age 17 contributed to the cause of Ray’s early death of heart failure. We, as his family, wish to use this time to remind everyone to be kind to those with afflictions and always share Ray’s story. A life that ended way too soon but a life that brought love, meaning and joy to all who knew him. We ask that, in lieu of flowers or gifts of money, to donate in Raymond’s name to your local human society or a charity or a group that helps the homeless.
Please join us for a day of celebration of Raymond’s life on Saturday, Jan. 12. Visitation/viewing (open casket) will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. with celebration of life services starting at 3 p.m. in the Crippen Mortuary Chapel at 2900 Honolulu Ave., La Crescenta.
An interactive memorial tribute page for Ray can be found at: www.CrippenMortuary.com.