Harold F. Fish, 76

Harold F. FishHarold F. Fish, 76, of Hannibal, died Monday, June 16th at home after a sudden illness. A native of Oswego, he had resided in Hannibal since 1968. He was a graduate of Oswego High School, class of 1949 and received his associate’s degree in agricultural engineering from Morrisville College in 1951. Harold worked for International Harvester from 1952 to 1964 and Nestle Company, Fulton from 1966 until his retirement in 1995.

Harold was an active member of the Hannibal Community Church for nearly 40 years. He was also a member of the SPEBSQSA; Barbershop Harmony Society; Oswego Snowbelters Barbershoppers; Sons of the Genesee Barbershop Choir; Elderberries Senior Activities Group and MACNY, formerly IMC. Harold was a former Boy Scout Leader in Hannibal and volunteer fireman in Lakeport, NY. He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and as a councilman for the town of Hannibal.

He was the devoted husband to Beverly (Short) Fish for nearly 50 years before her passing in 2005. Surviving are his second wife, Rhoda (Osborn-Pomeroy) Fish of Hannibal; sons, Mark (Sue) Fish of West Hartford, CT, Steven (Cindy) Fish of Mulberry, FL, Timothy (Michelle) Fish of Hannibal and Jeremiah (Kim) Fish of Baldwinsville; a grandson, Matthew Fish; a sister, Donna (Dr. Ronald) Miller of Syracuse; several nieces and nephews and his beloved pet, Phoebe.

Memorial services are 11 a.m. Saturday, June 28th at God’s Vision Christian Church (formerly Hannibal Community Church), Church Street, Hannibal with burial at Riverside Cemetery, Oswego. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to God’s Vision Christian Church, P.O. Box 69, Hannibal, NY, 13074. Foster Funeral Home, Hannibal has charge of arrangements.

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  1. I worked at Nestles with Harold,one of the nicest people I ever met,also a good guy to work with.
    R.I.P Harold.

  2. Harold, may the road rise to meet you
    may the wind be always at your back
    may the sun shine warm upon your face,the
    rain fall soft upon your fields and
    until we meet again, may God hold you
    in the palm of his hand

  3. Work with Harold many years at Nestles. He was always helpful and a kind hearted soul. Rest in peace.

  4. Fond memories of happy times with Harold, especially our annual trips to the New York State Fair! We truly had a great time each year on Senior Day, heading out early and making our way to our favorite stops. Thank you Harold! your buddy, “Bart”

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