FISHBACK, Edward Thomas
9/3/1943 - 6/2/2014 70 years
On Sunday night, our loving Dad, Husband and Papa went to sleep after receiving his ritual back scratch and hand rub from his loving wife Sherrie. The following morning, sleeping in his favorite position, with that amused smile on his face, he appeared to have peacefully passed into the hands of our Holy Father.
After graduating from Red Bluff High School in 1961, he started working for PG&E when he was 18 years old. Over a 32 year career, he became a certified electrician, eventually retiring as a Project manager. Ed went back to work for the California Independent System Operator (CALISO), in Folsom, CA until he retired for a second time and final time in 2012.
Ed's legacy will be remembered for his endearing qualities. Most importantly, Ed lived his 'Bucket List' by participating in the lives' of his family. He found joy in life by giving things to his friends and family that made their lives better; especially his time.
We're going to miss our beloved Dad, Husband, Papa, mentor and friend beyond measure.
Preceded by Frances (Spanfelner) Fishback and George, Fletcher Fishback.
Survived by sister Jean Turner, Sherrie (Granma Sherrie), Lisa, Greg (Thomas or 'little man'), Paige (PV), Jon (Groover), Kimberly (Bell); grandchildren Brennen, Emily, Nelson, Miles, Nathan, Jacob and Karly. 'Bud' 'small buddy' 'smallest buddy' 'littlest buddy' 'Little Bell' and 'Emster' or simply 'Varmints.'
Rosary on Monday June 9 at Chapel of Flowers from 5 pm 7 p.m. - 816 Walnut St, Red Bluff, CA. Funeral on Tuesday June 10 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. - 515 Main St. Red Bluff, CA. Celebration of Ed's Life at the Elks Lodge at 1 p.m. - 355 Gilmore Rd, Red Bluff, CA 96080.
Published in The Sacramento Bee on June 7, 2014