Malcolm Fisher, OFM
1908 – 1973
Fr. Malcolm Fisher, OFM, was born on May 13, 1908 in Allentown, Pa. After graduating from St. Joseph Seraphic Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., he was received into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., in 1927. He professed temporary vows one year later, made his solemn profession in 1931, and was ordained in 1934.
Following ordination, Fr. Malcolm went to Fulda, Germany, to complete his theological studies. He remained in Germany, and earned his doctorate in natural sciences in the universities at Munich and Berlin. When American entered World War II, Fr. Malcolm was interned by the Nazis, to be repatriated only when American nationals were expelled from the country in 1942.
For the next 19 years, Fr. Malcolm taught at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., and St. Bonaventure College in Allegany, N.Y. His final 12 years were spent serving at ministries in Greenwood Lake, N.J., and New York City. He used his many talents for the Church and for the Order.
He died on Nov. 16, 1973 in Sumter, S.C. Fr. Malcolm was 65 years old, a professed friar for 45 years, and a priest for 39 years.