Robert (Bob) George Fish, 82 passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011 at the Lake District Hospital Long Term Care Facility in Lakeview.
Bob was born Oct. 28, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pa. to John Fish and Hanna (King) Fish.
He was a shy boy with a kind heart. He went to work at the age of eight to help the family get by. At 15, Bob started in the local market as a wrapper and counterman where he developed a finely honed sense of humor that he would be known for throughout his life. He always had a joke to try to make someone’s day brighter. He worked as a meat cutter for over 50 years working for American stores in Philadelphia, teaching meat cutting in Florida State Prison and in small family owned stores. Bob also owned his own meat market in Lake Geneva, Fla. He also cut meat for the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas, Nev. from which he retired.
The love of Bob’s life was Rose Marie (Scola) Fish. Bob and Rose met on the job in Philadelphia and spent 53 years together. Thick or thin, rich or poor, they were always together and are now reunited in heaven.
Bob’s pride and joy were his children and grandchildren. Son Jim Fish, retired from the Philadelphia Police Dept., son Daniel Fish is a Master Gunnery Sergeant in the USMC. He is stationed at Fort Walton, Fla. and is slated to retire in 2012 with 30 years service to his country and daughter Dianne Coen lives in Klamath Falls and is a para-transit operator for Basin Transit Service.
Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife Rose; parents; son Bobby; brothers Jack and Bill.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law Jim and Joan Fish and Daniel and Teri Fish; son Tommy Fish; daughter and son-in-law Dianne and Daniel Coen; brother Ralph Fish; sister Marion Edgar; grandchildren Jim, Chris and Bethany Fish, Brandon and Nick Fish, Desiree and Ian Coen; several great-grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at the Lake District Hospital Long Term Care Facility on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 at 1:45 p.m. to celebrate his life.
Please, no flowers but consider a donation to your favorite charity.