Charles Frederick "Fred" Fish, born June 13, 1947, passed away on August 17, 2014, after a brave battle with cancer.
Fred was born in Akron, Ohio and served in the United States Army for three years. He was a truck driver for Betsy Ross Foods, and retired from Schwebel's Bakery. He also owned and operated Fred's Septic Service. Fred served for several years as a member of the Randolph Volunteer Fire Department.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Anna Fish. He will be missed by his loving wife: Bonnie (Kehner) Fish, son Chad (Elisha) Fish and daughter Cortney (Dustin) Whyde, grandsons: Atlee and Evan Fish, granddaughter Christine Whyde, and his loving dogs. Fred is also survived by his brother, James (Karen) Fish, sisters: Jerrie (Darryl) Mullens, Bobbie (Lawrence) Hamilton, Dottie (David) Jenkins, and many nieces, nephews, in-laws, neighbors and friends.
Fred married the love of his life, Bonnie, on June 13, 1970. He enjoyed gathering with family and friends, riding his Honda Goldwing and traveling. He belonged to and enjoyed the friendship of the members of the Goldwing Road Riders Association. Fred was a generous man who never knew a stranger. He will be remembered as a gentle, caring, and thoughtful person. Fred was a devoted husband, loving father, and proud grandfather.
Friends will be received Wednesday, August 20, 2014, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Wood-Kortright-Borkoski Funeral Home, 703 E. Main St., Ravenna, where Pastor Robert Burgess will officiate the funeral service at 1:00 PM on Thursday. Interment will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Randolph, with military honors provided by VFW Post 1055 and the US Army Honor Guard.
The family would like to thank the staff of Akron City Hospital's hospice group and the Cooper Cancer Center for their great care and compassion. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Randolph Fire Department. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wood-kortright-borkoski.com.
(Wood-Kortright-Borkoski 330-296-6436, RC 8-19 & 20-14)