Robert Harold Fish

March 31, 2016

03/31/2016

Past Services

Visitation
Sunday April 03, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Visitation
Sunday April 03, 2016
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Wheeling Chapel
1400 Eoff Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 232-0330 | Directions
Cemetery
Monday April 04, 2016
West Alexander Cemetery
134 Main Street
West Alexander, PA
724-484-7393 | Directions
Service
Monday April 04, 2016
11:00 am
West Alexander Presbyterian Church
West Alexander, PA
Directions

Robert Harold Fish, 83, of Glen Easton, and formerly of Valley Grove, WV died Thursday, March 31, 2016 in Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling.  He was born April 30, 1932 in Moundsville, WV a son of the late Harry L. and Verona (Walton) Fish.

Robert was a retired Chemistry Professor at West Liberty University and a U.S. Army Signal Corps Korean War Veteran.  He was a member of the West Alexander American Legion Post 656 for many years where he served as Adjutant, he was a member of the American Chemical Society for 50 years, he belonged to the Marshall County Geological Society where he served many years as Vice President, a member of the Marshall County Historical Society and the Ohio County Farm Bureau.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his 1st wife, Evelyn L. (Richmond) Fish.  Surviving are his wife Patsy C. (Gatts) Fish; a son, Harry Alan (Kelly) Fish of Wheeling; a daughter, Debra L. (Fish) Richey of Washington, PA; 4 grandchildren, Dr. Christine R. (Michael) James of Morgantown, Alan, Colin and Elizabeth Fish; several nieces and nephews; step-children, Carol (Charles) Cooley, Jimmy Gatts, Retta (Michael) Horner and Mark (Kathy) Gatts and 1 step grandson, Nicholas Gatts

Friends will be received Sunday, April 3, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 1400 Eoff St., Wheeling. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Monday, April 4, 2016 at West Alexander Presbyterian Church with Rev. Fred Soberg officiating.  The West Alexander American Legion Post 656 will hold a service at 7:00 pm Sunday at the funeral home and conduct military graveside services at the Interment in West Alexander Cemetery, West Alexander, PA.

The family would like to thank Good Shepherd Nursing Home for their compassionate care.  In lieu of flowers send memorial contributions to the West Alexander American Legion Post 656 and the West Alexander Presbyterian Church c/o www.tmcfunding.com.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com

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Jay Knapp
8 years ago

ALAN AND DEBBIE,
SORRY ABOUT YOUR FATHER. MY THOUGHTS AND SYMPATHY GO OUT TO YOU AND THE REST OF YOUR FATHER’S FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
8 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time

May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert Harold Fish, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your work on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family of…..

US Army Veteran, Robert Harold Fish, “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Rebecca Carey
8 years ago

Dear Patsy and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you. Love, Becky

Kevin Heilman
8 years ago

So sorry to hear of Prof. Fish’s passing. As with so many other professors at West Liberty he became a mentor and a friend. He instructed with real world application in mind, not just sit there with a book in your hand. He loved watching the chemistry students realize the answers to our questions on our own. He took great pleasure in educating the next generation of scientist, and could not wait to congratulate you and to call you a colleague at the end of graduation.

Prof. Fish you will be missed!