Robert “Bob” Fish, 85, of Pine, Idaho passed away Nov. 19, 2017 at home following a fight with cancer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the South Fork Boise River Senior Center, in Pine. Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.
Bob was born Feb. 1, 1932 to Theron and Grace Cranston Fish in Patterson, New Jersey. He was the middle of three sons. He spent his childhood in Walden, New York.
After graduation he joined the United States Air Force. His time in the service took him to Kansas, Texas, Japan, Vietnam, Tacoma, Alaska, and finally Mountain Home, where he retired in 1971.
He then worked for the Mountain Home Highway District until he retired in 1994. He then continued to work part time for the Highway District for another seven years.
Bob met Susan Smith in Fall of 1973 while he was working in the Pine and Featherville area for the Mountain Home Highway District. They were married Dec. 7, 1974.
Two years later their son Scott was born. He joined his half-brother Michael Fish to complete their Mountain Home family. Bob had three other sons, Ronald, Albert, and Bobby and two step-daughters, Julie and Susan from previous marriages.
Bob was an avid outdoorsman. He loved hunting, camping and 4-wheeling with his wife and friends.
He felt strongly about his relationship with God and was a key member of the Mountain View Community Church. He loved having his family gathered around the table and telling stories about his childhood and time in the service.
His love, kindness, and sense of humor will be greatly missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Susan Fish, his sons Scott Fish (Angela) of Mountain Home, Michael Fish (Meghan) of Mountain Home, Albert Fish of Springfield, OR, Ronald Fish (Renee) of Johnsonville, SC, stepdaughters Susan Jillson (Mike) of Clarkston, Washington and Julie Tommans (Jerry) of Green River, Wyoming, eight grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, a son, and a granddaughter.
The family would like to say thanks for all the support and prayers. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mountain View Community Church in Pine, or the South Fork Boise River Senior Center, both can be mailed to 350 No. Pine Featherville Rd, Pine, ID, 83647.