Dorothy D. Fisher


It is with heavy hearts that the family of Dorothy Davis Fisher announces her passing after a brief illness, on Sunday March 4, 2018, at the age of 76. She left this world peacefully surrounded by her loved ones in her home in Orangeville, PA.

Dorothy, a former resident of Woodstown and Salem NJ, was born on April 28, 1941 in Salem to Howard Keasbey Davis and Geraldine VanMeter Davis (nee Miffilin). She was a graduate of Salem High School and Goldey Beacom College, which landed her a position as a legal secretary for a law office in Wilmington, DE. Shortly thereafter she met and married George Baxter Fisher on September 21, 1963 and moved into an apartment in Salem. After two years they purchased their beloved home on East Grant Street in Woodstown and later had two daughters; Rachel Davis and Sarah Elizabeth. In addition to their separate careers Baxter and Dottie ran a small antique business, Fisher’s Antiques, doing various shows until they retired on their last Mauricetown show in 2000.

Besides collecting/selling antiques Dottie’s other passions included genealogy, working for the Salem County Historical Society, cooking/baking, going to the theatre, listening to music, being active in her church, watching her favorite TV shows/movies, collecting holiday decorations (especially Christmas & Halloween items), shopping, traveling, going out to eat with her friends & family, entertaining for the holidays, going down to her beach house in Cape May, and spending all the time she could to properly spoil her grandchildren!

She will be lovingly missed by her children and their spouses: Rachel D. Snyder and her husband William D. Snyder of Bloomsburg, PA and Sarah E. Stoklosa and her husband Richard M. Stoklosa of Orangeville, PA. Her Grandchildren: Gage and Lily Piel of Bloomsburg, PA and Emily and Ellie Stoklosa of Orangeville, PA. Her brothers and their spouses: Howard Keasbey Davis, Jr. and Virginia Davis (nee Ritchie) of Salem, NJ, Benjamin Davis and Christine Davis (nee Swienton) of Ludlow, MA, James Davis of Pennsville, NJ, Paul Davis and Pamela Davis (nee Ward) of Quinton, NJ, and William Davis and Dorothy Davis (nee Bauer).

She was predeceased by her Father Howard in 1988, her Father in law, George Raine Fisher in 1995, her Mother in law, Elizabeth Fisher in 2000, her husband George Baxter Fisher in 2003, and her Mother, Geraldine Davis in 2009.


The Viewing will be held on Thursday March 8, 2018 from 6pm-8pm at H.T. Layton Funeral Home located at 102 South Main Street, Woodstown, NJ 08098. A viewing will also be held from 10 to 11 AM on Friday in the funeral home. The Memorial service followed by the burial in Lawnside will begin at 11 AM on Friday March 9, 2018 also at H.T. Layton Funeral Home.


The family asks that memorial donations in Dorothy’s honor be made to:

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 5312

Akron, OH 44334

or go to the website:

click on fundraising tab then find the

make a donation to a current friendraising campaign blue link and click that

it will open a list of fundraisers, ours is family of Dorothy D Fisher, click that to donate!

Please visit to leave a note of condolence to her family. Arrangements are by the H.T. Layton Funeral Home & Cremation Service.