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Richard Frederick Fish

August 19, 1936 ~ February 3, 2019 (age 82)

Tribute

Dick Fish died Sunday, February 3, 2019 in San Jose, at the age of 82, after a long struggle with dementia.
Dick was raised in Oakland, attended Oakland High and Oakland City College before enlisting in the US Navy. The Navy sent him to Pensacola, Florida, where he learned to fly Navy jets and earned a commission as a Naval Officer. While stationed in Pensacola, he met his future wife, Linda Richards. They were married in 1958, when Dick was transferred to NAS Miramar, near San Diego. Dick served 10 years in the Navy, 5 years on active duty and 5 years in the Naval Reserves. During the active service years, he was a pilot on the USS Midway. After completing his active duty, Dick attended the University of California in Berkeley.
In 1965, Dick began a career as a pilot for American Airlines. He flew as a Captain for America for 31 years, retiring in 1996.
Dick loved being a pilot and he enjoyed scuba diving, sailing, back packing with his children and traveling the world with Linda.
Dick is survived by Linda, his wife of 60 years, their three children: Janet (Jim), Richard (Sharon), and Kenneth (Karyn), grandchildren, Eric and Dana Fish, sister-in-law, Martha Richards, and nephew Michael Craig-Reed.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Dick on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the First Congregational Church of San Jose, 1980 Hamilton Ave (corner of Leigh Ave.) San Jose, CA.

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Services

Service
Tuesday
February 5, 2019

2:30 PM to TBD
Los Gatos Memorial Park
2255 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95124

Service
Saturday
February 23, 2019

10:00 AM to TBD
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

Celebration of Life
Saturday
February 23, 2019

10:00 AM
First Congregational Church of San Jose
1980 Hamilton Ave.
San Jose, CA 95125

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