Maviese Fisher (nee Ashby) passed away on Saturday, January 8th, 2022 after a long and exemplary battle against cancer. She attended Trinity (fka Marymount) High School graduating with honors in 1975. She proceeded to earn a Bachelor of Science in Physics from John Carroll University, taking advantage of STEM educational incentives for her outstanding high school academic accomplishments. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Baldwin Wallace University and finally a Masters in Business Administration, International Program from Baldwin Wallace University. Maviese’s attainment of the IMBA advanced degree played a key role in her later management of technology projects involving large and international corporations.
Maviese’s professional career started with IBM where she worked on advanced technology including artificial intelligence and integrated complex document and data structures, the forerunner of our current ability to include videos and images along with text messages, word processing documents, business applications, etc. After 17 years with IBM, Maviese went on to become a co-founder in a minority business enterprise specializing in technology projects including providing training to underserved community members. One such project provided training in business technology and the workplace and provided assistance to graduates to find employment and prepare for the interview process. Maviese then worked for another technology leader, Hewlett-Packard managing large corporate technology updates which provided a natural transition for Maviese to specialize on corporate mergers and technology updates for large and international corporations where she spent her final career years as an independent senior project manager with “PMP” certification through the Project Management Institute. Maviese was also a published author with her book “the Illusion of a Project: Find and Fix the Disconnect to the Strategic Plan” recounting the things that can derail or increase success in very large projects..
Maviese retired in June of 2020 with health concerns exacerbated by the COVID19 pandemic. Maviese was able to travel extensively through the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Europe, Asia, Hawaii, the United States with family and with her husband both before and after retirement. Maviese was so very appreciative for the prayers from all, the encouragement from friends and family, and the caring and excellent support from the Cleveland Clinic Oncology, Surgical, Palliative, and Hospice staffs.
Maviese leaves behind Johnson Fisher, husband, adult children; Torri, Tadashi, Brandon, and Jeremy; grandchildren Brayden, Taveon and Cameron; niece Nikkia Harris (Jones), and long time friends Sara, Rita, James, Ron and Gloria, along with a host of other friends and relatives in the extended Fisher, Allen, Smith, Wallace and Wheeler families.
The Fisher family will visit with friends Friday, January 14 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Services Saturday January 15, 11AM at Steinbauer Funeral Home, 33375 Bainbridge Rd., Solon. Zoom meeting ID is: 851 7902 9360 Password: 794616