WATERBURY - Paul Raymond Fiske, 74, of Waterbury, died peacefully on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, Vt., with loving family at his side. Paul was born October 13, 1938, in Burlington, Vt., the son of the late Fremont W. and Eveleen (Owens) Fiske.
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Paul grew up in the Burlington area and Waterbury, Vt., graduating from Waterbury High School in 1956. In 1961, he earned a bachelor's degree in forest management from the University of Maine in Orono. Paul worked as a forester in Orange County, Vt., for a number of years before pursuing postgraduate work. He received both a master's and Ph.D. from Michigan State University with an emphasis on resource development and economics. Following his graduate studies, Paul worked for the University and state of New Hampshire in community and rural development, the City of Ashland, Wis., as a city planner, and for both Cornell University and the State University of New York at Geneseo for a number of years in rural development, teaching both management and economics. After returning to Vermont in 1994, Paul worked for Project Independence in Barre, Vt., for 11 years.
Paul married Janice Young in 1962 in Clinton, N.Y. He was a member of Waterbury Congregational Church where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing.
Paul is survived by his former spouse, Janice Fiske of Milton, Mass.; his sons, Scott Fiske of St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Steve and daughter-in-law Christine Fiske of Milton, Mass.; his brother, Dwight, and his wife, Martha Fiske of Waterbury Center, Vt.; his grandchildren, Isabella, Lindsey and Zachary Fiske of Milton, Mass.; as well as several nieces, nephews and their families.
A memorial service will be held from the Waterbury Congregational Church on Sunday, September 8, 2013, at 2 p.m. with a reception to follow in the church dining room. Inurnment will take place in the Waterbury Center Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, 600 Granger Road, Barre, VT 05641 (www.cvhhh.org). Assisting the family is the Perkins-Parker Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Waterbury. To send online condolences please visit us at www.perkinsparker.com and Facebook.
Published in Times Argus on Sept. 2, 2013