Susan Fulton Fish died unexpectedly on March 18, 2018 in Paoli, PA at the
age of 78.
Susan is survived by her husband of 55 years, Joseph Fish of Valley Forge,
Pennsylvania, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA; her daughters, Amy Fish Johnson
and her husband Kevin Johnson of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, formerly of
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; and Cynthia Fish Wetmiller and her husband,
Eric Wetmiller, of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA;
her sister, Mary Anne Fulton Money of Woodbridge, Virginia, formerly of
Pittsburgh, PA; 6 grandchildren, Emilie Johnson, Chloe Johnson, Mollie
Johnson Mamrilla and her husband Janko Mamrilla, Trevor Johnson, Sam
Wetmiller and Henry Wetmiller. She leaves behind nieces Donna Anne
Stofko and husband Alan of Montclair, Virginia; Pamela Cook and husband
Tom of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Patty Fulton Abbate and husband
Joe of Haddonfield, New Jersey; and three nephews, Ross Osterritter and
wife Melanie of Charleston, South Carolina; Edward d'Agostino of
Washington, D.C. and Mark d'Agostino and wife Adele of Ellicott City,
Maryland. In addition, she leaves behind 10 great nieces and nephews,
and 4 great great nieces and nephews. Also left behind is Joseph Greene,
her "son from another mother" and his children. She is proceeded in
death by her parents, Henry Fulton and Virginia Fulton.
Susan was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 9, 1939. She
graduated from Peabody High School. She married the love of her life,
Joseph Fish, in 1963. They bought a home and raised a family in the
Pittsburgh suburb of Churchill, in the wonderful neighborhood of
Blackridge. Their home on Williamsburg Place was known by all as the
house with the fish hanging on a sign at the top of the driveway. Susan
was very active in the community. In addition to being a longtime
member of the Blackridge Garden Club, Blackridge Civic Association and
Blackridge Swim Club, she was dedicated to her church, St. James
Episcopal in Penn Hills. She was very proud of all the work she did with
the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and the youth program, "Happening."
She touched the lives of many youth and cherished all her experiences
bringing young people to know the Lord. Growing up, Susan and her sister,
Mary Anne, were very proud to be members of Calvary Episcopal Church
in Shadyside. Their years spent at Sheldon Calvary Camp in Conneaut,
Ohio are memories she also cherished. Susan was very active in the lives
of her children. She loved helping sew costumes for the Churchill High
School musicals and being a Churchill Charger Marching Band parent.
Whatever her children were involved in, Susan was there being loving,
supportive and always encouraging. From Girl Scouts to swim team, Susan
had a very active presence that was appreciated by many.
Susan loved gardening, quilting, reading, singing and genealogy. She was
an avid Pittsburgh fan of the Pirates, Steelers and Penguins. One of her
favorite Pittsburgh memories was being at the 1960 World Series Game 7
at Forbes Field, witnessing the ninth-inning home run hit by Bill
Mazeroski. She was also a constant fan of the many teams all her
grandchildren played on.
But, more than anything, Susan loved the Lord her God with all her heart,
all her soul, all her strength and with all her mind. After moving to Valley
Forge she found a new church home at the Church of the Good Samaritan
in Paoli, Pennsylvania. At Church of the Good Samaritan she enjoyed
weekly worship services, Sunday school, bible study and volunteering in
the office once a week.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to The Good Samaritan Food
Closet. [email protected]
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and
you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I
needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I
was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25.35-36
Relatives and friends are invited to her Funeral Service on Saturday, March 24th at 12:30 PM at the Church of the Good Samaritan, 212 West Lancaster Ave., (Rte.30), Paoli, PA 19301.
Funeral Service - same
Reception and visitation with Family immediately following, Walton Hall, Church of the Good Samaritan.
Inurnment in Church Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Food Closet at the above address.