Jared E.A. Fisher, a lifelong resident of Edgartown who loved the ocean and all the pleasures it brought him, died at his home on August 6 of natural causes. He was 31.

The son of Francis (Sandy) and Lori Robinson Fisher of Edgartown, Jared was born at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital on August 11,1983. He attended the Edgartown School and Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School. He played football in both schools until a broken foot during a scrimmage in his freshman year ended his football season.

He had a great love for the ocean, and following in the footsteps of many generations of grandfathers, parents and siblings, at the young age of four, he learned to fish, shellfish and run a Bobcat, activities he continued throughout his life. Jared loved working with his dad, operating the Bobcat, fishing, and shellfishing —— he was a master of all. He loved spending time with family and playing with his nieces and nephews, teaching them the tricks of the fishing trade and spending time with his son Arthur.

He had a big heart. When he saw someone in need, he would help them with a gift of money, food and words of hope. He would light up a room with his great smile and personality. He loved pulling pranks on family and friends. And he had a great love for fast cars; his pride and joy were his Malibu and Nova, and he was known as “the Burnout King.” Few knew Jared had a beautiful operatic voice, and only a very few were lucky enough to hear him sing.

Jared married his love, Sherry Lee Fisher, on March 27 of this year in a beautiful ceremony at the Harbor View Hotel. He was happy and proud to become a stepfather to her three children.

He is missed and loved by so many friends and family and was welcomed in heaven by his infant brother Terrance, his maternal grandparents Albert and Louise Robinson, his paternal grandparents Francis and Julianne Fisher, his aunt Teresa Robinson and cousin Christian Manley.

Along with his wife and parents, Jared is survived by his three stepchildren, Arthur, Robbie, and Savannah; his brother Francis (Sandy) Fisher; sisters Angela and Leanna Fisher, all of Edgartown; nieces and nephews Cameron Maciel, Tayla BenDavid, Shilah and Jax Trott, and Cuyler and Christian Fisher, all of Edgartown; his aunts and uncles, Albert and Beverly Robinson, Debbie and John Smith of Oak Bluffs, Rhonda Fauteux and Tony Bettencourt of Edgartown, Clifton and Jennifer Robinson of Oak Bluffs, Madeline Fisher of Edgartown, Julie Fisher of Edgartown, Thomas Manley and Richard Fauteux of Florida, and Louise and Jon Fragosa of West Tisbury.

Visiting hours were held at his parents’ home with friends and family on August 14. A graveside service was held the following day at the New Westside Cemetery in Edgartown, where he was laid to rest beside his brother Terrance.

Donations in his memory may be made to the Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club, P.O. Box 654, Edgartown, MA 02539, and/or the Islanders Talk Benevolent Fund, P.O. Box 16, West Tisbury, MA 02575, or a charity of one’s choice.