Century 21 co-founder Marsh Fisher, 88, passes away

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Marsh Fisher, who co-founded real estate franchisor Century 21 in 1971 in Orange County, Calif., died of natural causes Friday in Pomona, Calif. He was 88.

Fisher — who flew B-25 bombers in World War II — founded Century 21 as a regional franchise with Art Bartlett, who passed away in 2009.

After selling the business in 1979, Fisher went on to a career in technology, creating IdeaFisher software, an application promoting associative thinking.

Fisher is survived by his first wife of 19 years, Barbara Fisher; children: Jess Fisher, Cynthia Fisher-Davidson, and Heidi Fisher; brother: Jay Fisher; son-in-law: Doug Davidson; and grandchildren: Calyssa and Caden Davidson.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation, 406 W. 34th St. Ste. 920, Kansas City, MO 64111, (816) 968-1128, www.VFWFoundation.org. Source: marketwired.com