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Eugene John Fisher ’50, resident of Los Gatos and beloved husband, father, and Santa Clara University professor, passed away peacefully at his home on July 17, 2010. He was 85 years old. He was born and raised in San Francisco. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II in England and France. He graduated from Santa Clara University in 1950 in Mechanical Engineering and later got a M.S. degree from Stanford. He married his wife Rita in 1952. He is survived by his wife and children, Kathleen and (Bruce) Patrick, Lois Anne, Margaret and (Mark) Stanish, Tim and (Lois Jean) Fisher and Dan Fisher, five grandchildren, and two great grandchildren; and his sister, Olivia. H began his career as a design engineer at Dalmo Victor and continued at FMC.In 1954 he was invited to teach in the Mechanical Engineering Dept at Santa Clara University. This was the beginning of a 37-year career in which he dedicated himself to developing students into engineers and young adults into responsible professionals. In 1991 he received the University’s Brutocao Award in recognition of his overall teaching excellence in the Jesuit tradition. He was a dedicated volunteer helping wherever needed at St. Mary’s Church, Habitat for Humanity, Billy Jones Railroad, and any friend with a project. He will be remembered for his good humor, perpetual smile, and trademark bow tie. He will be dearly missed. Read more about Prof. Fisher on the SCU School of Engineering website.