Howard L. Fish

Born: Sat., Jul. 15, 1939
Died: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 19, 2019
Location: Hill Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Wed., Feb. 20, 2019
Location: Hill Funeral Home

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Howard L. Fish

    Howard L. Fish, 79, of Kingston, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2019 at Adena Regional Medical Center. He was born on July 15, 1939, in Redhouse, WV, the son of the late Elmer Lowell and Mildred (Waters) Fish.

    Howard was a graduate of Bidwell Porter High School in 1957. He retired from Thomson Consumer Electronics (RCA) in Circleville in 1997. After retirement, Howard volunteered at the Scioto Paint Valley Mental Health Center for 16 years. He was an active member of Logan Elm Masonic Lodge 624 and Kingston Chapter 411 Order of the Eastern Star.

    He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Donna K. (Johnson) Fish; three children, Cordelia L. (Mike) Boedeker, of Kingston, James (Stephanie) Fish, of Burlington, KY, and Anthony L. (Michele) Fish, of Cutler; 7 grandchildren, Alexander L. (Leah) Fish, of Burlington, KY, Erika L. (Jarrod) Clark, of Londonderry, Marcus L. Boedeker, of Indianapolis, Matthew A. Boedeker, of Kingston; Austin L. Fish, of Burlington, KY, Robert H. Fish, of Cambridge, and Nicholas A. Fish, of Cutler; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Judy (Martin) Hash, of Bidwell.

    In addition to his parents, Howard was preceded in death by his brother, Max and sister, Becky.

    Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 p.m. at the HILL FUNERAL HOME, Kingston with Rev. Greg Gardner officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Kingston. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Hill’s with an Eastern Star and Masonic Service at 7 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made in Howard’s honor to the American Diabetes Association (2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22202) or Scioto Paint MHC Crisis Center (4449 St. Rt. 159, Chillicothe, OH 45601). Due to Howard’s use of the program during his illness, the family would like to encourage friends to donate blood to their local blood bank. Condolences can be made on Howard’s online guest registry at

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Paul, Carol and Irene Priest
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
Donna and Family,
We are sadden at the passing of Howard. We wish we could be there for the Funeral , but are still in FL. We send Prayers for you, Howard and Family.
Will miss a great Friend.

Jennifer Payne
   Posted Sun February 17, 2019
My heart & prayers go out to the wife & family.....when Mr. Fish walked thru our dialysis doors I knew he would be one of a kind he & his wife...he then became my Fishy & Mrs Fishy....he wasnt just my patient he was my friend family....we talked often about family & our lives.....loved his jokes...he would get everyone of us....loved to see our faces get red...he & his wife are very special....he was my Fishy..I miss him & will miss him always he was surely one of a kind that can never be replaced......Im so blessed to have known was definetly an honor to take care of u Fishy

Lora Heiss
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers for you and your family.

Freda (Saunders) Wolfe
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
Donna, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Howard. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these days. May the Lord put His arms around you and bless you abundantly. Love and Prayers, Freda

Athens City Police Department
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
With heartfelt sympathy, thoughts & Prayers are with you and your family.

From all of us at Athens Police Department

Beth Hensley
   Posted Mon February 18, 2019
Donna,Cordy, and family,
I am so sorry for your loss of such a loving man. Everyone I have ever spoken to (when he was mentioned) has mentioned how special he was. I pray for God's healing touch of your hearts u til one day you see him again. Good bless now and always.

Kay &Tom Douglas
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Sorry for your loss Fish family prays are with you

Michael Waters
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Dear Cousins, Jean and I were so sorry to learn of Howard Lewis' passing and we want you to know that the entire family is in our prayers. I wish we could be there for the service to give you all a hug and mourn together but it is not possible. May the grace and comfort of the lord in Christ Jesus be your portion in these days. Love, Mike Waters

Jill Reetz
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you. Love, Jill

Larry & Susan Speck
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Donna, we send you and yours our deepest sympathy. May God wrap his comforting arms around you and ease your seperation.
In Star Love,
Larry and Susan

Veronica Moreno
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Hi Jim, I was so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I hope you have very fond memories to help through this trying time. My condolences and prayers to you and your family.

Steve and Janice Willardson
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Donna and Family,
Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your Husband and Father and Grandfather. It has been awhile since we have seen you all but remember your warm welcome and good memories. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow.

Lori Botchie
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
Donna and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Howard was such a wonderful man. I enjoyed many years working with him, and feel blessed having had the opportunity to get to know him. God be with you all during this most difficult time.

Dave and Pam Singer
   Posted Tue February 19, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss, Howard was a wonderful dear friend, my husband has always cherished his friendship, he will always be missed but not forgotten❤️ I want you to know you are certainly in our thoughts and prayers I’m so sorry we could not make it to the viewing but at this time with Dave’s circumstance it is just too much for him, but pleased be assured we are with him, with much love, The Singer’s❤️

Dwight Tillis
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Please accept my deepest condolences to the Fish family.

Tonya Kelley
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Sadden by the news of Howard passing my dad always enjoyed talking with both of u at Stan’s house. Dad remembered u both which is rare these days.Keeping in our thoughts and prayers.Tonya Kelley and Tom Woodward

Stephanie Lanzer
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Donna, Cordi and Family ~ my goodness, what can I say about his wonderful man, except to tell you that he loved you all dearly (you knew this), I will miss his ornery jokes, how he liked to antagonize Matt (and all of us), the way he would give me his hand to kiss when I left, or just the way he liked to listen to Donna and I talk during my visits. I was blessed to know him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kenny Hitchens
   Posted Wed February 20, 2019
Deepest sympathy for your loss. In my thoughts and prayers.

Raymond Phillips
   Posted Thu February 21, 2019
I am very saddened to learn of Howard's Passing. He was a good friend and a pleasure to see and work with. My sincere condolences to all...

Debbie Davis
   Posted Fri February 22, 2019
Please accept my condolences to your family.

Jim Davis
RCA Employee

Kevi Prickett
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
To the Fish family, On behalf of the Village of Kingston, please accept our thoughts and prayers. Howard was a cherished member of our community who has left us many fond memories. Kevin Prickett

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