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July 18, 2014

Richard Fish

Nov. 29, 1929 - July 16, 2014

ALEXANDRIA — Richard “Dick” Fish, 84, passed away peacefully at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born Nov. 29, 1929, in Elwood, the son of James and Bessie (Royston) Fish. He was a graduate of Elwood High School-Class of 1949. Dick served with the United States Army during the Korean War. He was stationed in Germany as an infantry radio maintenance specialist.

Dick retired from Delco Remy in 1992 after 47 years of employment. He was a current and charter member of both the Madison County RC Flyers and Madison County Amateur Radio Club. He was a member of the Alexandria Veterans of Foreign Wars and United Auto Workers Local 662. He also belonged to the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA).

Survivors include his children, Jon Fish of Elwood, LeeAnne (Frank) Guildenbecher of Anderson, Sherry (Mike) Creager of Brunswick, Ga., Roger (Kim) Fish of Anderson, Connie Metzger (Mickey Ward) of Alexandria, Jerry (Pam) Fish of Hudson, and Robin (Tim) Gardner of Goose Creek, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 59 years, Barbara (Werline) Fish in 2012; a son, Danny Fish; and brothers, James Fish and Leo Fish.

Services honoring Dick’s life will take place at 1 p.m. Monday at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with Pastor Jerry Young officiating. Interment with military honors provided by the United States Army and the Elwood VFW Honors Team will follow in the Elwood City Cemetery.

Friends may call at the Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria from 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home.

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