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Clifford H. Fiscus

Clifford H. Fiscus

Clifford H. Fiscus, a wildlife biologist, passed away peacefully in Seattle on Friday, February 1, 2013. He was 88 years old. Cliff was born on March 16, 1924 in Yankton, South Dakota to the late Clifford H. Fiscus, Sr. and Edna Murphy Fiscus. Cliff served as a Pharmacist's Mate in the Pacific during World War 2. He graduated from South Dakota State College with a Bachelor's Degree in Wildlife Management in 1950. Cliff joined the US Marine Mammal Biological Lab in Seattle in 1952 where he conducted research and published dozens of research papers on marine wildlife. Cliff met his wife, Virginia Coleman, at the US Fish and Wildlife Service and were married on Nov. 26th, 1971. Cliff retired in 1980 to enjoy camping, bird hunting, and fishing with Virginia and often with Virginia's mother, Ester Coleman. Those knew him are left with fond memories of his humor, compassion and curiosity. His legacy is evident in his scientific publications and generosity. Cliff's ashes were scattered at his favorite spot overlooking the Columbia River near Goldendale, Washington.

Published in The Seattle Times on Feb. 24, 2013
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