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Douglas K. Fish

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Douglas K. Fish

Douglas K. Fish, age 71, of Bear, DE peacefully passed away on October 9, 2013, at his home, with his family by his side, after a long battle with Cancer.

Doug was born in Malone, NY and after graduating from Franklin Academy High School; he joined the Air Force and ultimately was stationed at Dover Air Force Base. He continued his education at the University of Delaware and worked for the Du Pont Company for 29 years in Research and Marketing. After retiring in 1992, he worked for five years for Associated Plan Concepts and nine years for Applied Card Bank.

Doug is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Ellen Fish, their children: Kenneth Fish (Brandee) of Spanaway, WA; and Julie Farnum (Andrew) of Newark, DE; five grandchildren: Douglas, Kaylee, and Nicola Fish and Danielle and Renee Farnum. He is also survived by his brother Warren Fish and sisters Jean Ashlaw and Barbara Tutino, of Malone, NY, his brother Al Poissant of Dover, NH and his sister, Nancy Hoch, of Fredericksburg, VA. Besides his parents, Doug was also preceded in death by his sisters, Joyce Miller, Carol Basiliere, and Patricia Ouimet.

Family and friends are invited to visit St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 345 Bear Christiana Rd., Bear, DE 19701 on Saturday October 19th, at 10:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00AM. A "Celebration of Doug's Life" will follow in the Church Hall.

Donations may be made to the Helen Graham Cancer Center, 4701 Ogletown-Stanton Road, Newark, DE 19713.

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Published in The News Journal from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2013
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