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Hilary H. Fish dies at 75

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Hilary H. Fish, a longtime resident of Chesterton, passed away April 13, 2009 at home.

He was born September 14, 1934 in East Chicago, IN.

He is survived by his brother, three nieces, two nephews, six grandnieces and nephews, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother.

A longtime resident of Chesterton, he worked for Encyclopedia Britannica Films in Chicago prior to attending Indiana University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree there in 1966, and began to teach in the Portage School System in 1967. He taught science, mostly biology, there until his retirement. He was past President of the Portage Association of Teachers and a former director of the Portage Teachers’ Federal Credit Union. Until recently, he was a member of the Supervisory Committee of the REGIONAL Federal Credit Union.

Hilary was an acknowledged lover of opera, and for many years was an ardent supporter of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Opera Theater. He was fond of gardening and a lover of nature. He contributed his knowledge of plants during the time he was a member of the Portage Garden Club. He was considered a welcoming host and an excellent cook by his many friends. His love of travel took him to many exotic places; Machu Picchu in Peru, the Nile in Egypt, Africa, Costa Rica, Italy, Scotland, Mexico and the Bahamas.

No service will be held at his request.




Posted 4/22/2009