Official Obituary of


March 29, 2024


PENN LAKE - Barbara Jean (Brogan) Fisher, age 81, of Penn Lake Park passed away peacefully at River View Hospice surrounded by her family on March 29, 2024.


Born December 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Dr. William T. and Marjorie Pollard Brogan of Norwood, PA. Barbara is survived by her 4 children: Jean Marie Bell (Stephen) of Fayetteville, NC, Kelly Anne Fisher of Austin, TX, Michael Winfield Fisher (Kristen) of Coopersburg, PA, Marjorie Rose Fallon (Tom) of West Islip, NY, her brother, William Brogan of Norwood, PA, and her loyal and loving long-time partner of 32 years, James Wilkinson of Penn Lake, PA.


“Barb” as she was affectionately known, was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Moyland, PA and Fitzgerald Mercy Nursing School, Philadelphia, PA.  She was happily married in 1963 to Eugene Francis Bernard Fisher, until his death in 1979. Surrounded by an enormous, close-knit extended family, together, they raised their beautiful family in Folsom, PA.


Barb adored her grandchildren, Jason and Benjamin Bell (Amanda), Cameron, Jackson and Luke Fisher, Thomas, William, and James Fallon, who brought immense joy to her life. She was also blessed with her great-grandchildren, Allison and Ava Bell.


Barb’s career from beginning to end was always focused on caring for others – from nursing at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital to Teacher’s Aide in the Special Education Department at Lakeview Elementary School to Patient Care Advocate at White Haven Center where she retired in 2005.  That sense of nurturing was also abundantly present in her personal life – warm, loyal and welcoming to all.


Barb's life centered around her family, lifelong friends and her beloved Penn Lake where she resided for most of her life. She found the greatest joy in entertaining family and friends on her deck, overlooking the serene beauty of the lake. Her home was always filled with love, laughter, good food, the sound of music and holiday lights, creating lasting memories for all who were fortunate enough to share in her company.


Deeply involved in her community, Barb sat on the Board for the Penn Lake Association for many years.  She was instrumental in organizing and hosting various events, including Bingo, Night At The Races, which brought together neighbors and friends for fun-filled gatherings. Barbara's dedication and contributions were recognized by the Penn Lake Community, who honored her with the naming of "Barb's Kitchen," a testament to her warmth and hospitality. 


Whether you called her Barb, Brog, Mom, Babs or Mom-Mom, her spirit will continue to live on in the hearts of those who knew and loved her. She leaves behind a legacy of love, generosity, and community spirit that will be cherished forever.


Funeral Arrangements are being made by the Lehman Family Funeral Home in White Haven, PA. 

A visitation with the family will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in White Haven on Saturday, April 6, 2024 at 10:30 am until 11:30 with a funeral service immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, you can memorialize Barb with a donation in her name to the American Diabetes Association or Magee Rehabilitation Center in Philadelphia.


Her family would like to thank the amazing medical staff at Riverview Nursing Facility and Compassionate Care Hospice. More importantly, they are grateful to all of the Fisher family friends, neighbors and Penn Lake Community for their unwavering love, care, and support.


Rest in peace, Barb/Mom/Mom Mom. You will be deeply missed but never forgotten.

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Memorial Visitation
April 6, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
St Patrick's Church
411 Allegheny Street
White Haven, PA 18661

Funeral Service
April 6, 2024

11:30 AM
St Patrick's Church
411 Allegheny Street
White Haven, PA 18661


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