Memorial service for Donald Fisher on Oct. 23

Thousands of people are expected to attend a memorial service for clothing magnate Donald Fisher later this month, although the event will not be paid for by city coffers, as was once proposed.

The service is slated to take place at Piers 30 and 32 on the Embarcadero at 10 a.m. on October 23. About 3,000 people are expected to attend the memorial for Fisher, the Gap Inc. founder and prominent philanthropist who passed away on September 27.

The event’s organizers — who include Mayor Gavin Newsom — had originally asked the Port of San Francisco, the local agency in charge of The City’s Bay waterfront, to waive the Port’s $25,000 usage fee for the service. However, that request was retracted and the fee was paid in full by the Fisher family on Tuesday, according to port spokeswoman Renee Dunn Martin.

The memorial service is scheduled to last from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A reception, to be held in a 40,000-square-foot tent, is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

UPDATE: A representative from the Fisher family contacted The Examiner and clarified that the Don Fisher memorial service on Oct. 23, is not open to the public, despite what documents from the Port Commission indicate.

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