Obituary of Louis Fish
Passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Joliet Area Community Hospice Home with family at his side.
Lou was born and raised in the Bronx, NY, to Hyman and Sarah Fish, of blessed memory, in 1921. After an honorable discharge from the US Air Force as a navigator during World War II, Lou and and his beloved Shirley (nee Aronowitz, who predeceased him in 2010) moved to Joliet in 1948. Lou was offered a job with Mutual Benefit Life Insurance, where he enjoyed a long and illustrious career, and Shirley settled into her roles as mother of five, student and world traveler.
Lou was a thoughtful person, always interested in learning and engaging with the world, and a hard worker. He was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Round Table for Mutual Benefit Life Insurance and he was instrumental in the formation of Louis Joliet Bank and the East Joliet Bank. Lou and Shirley visited over 70 countries, and they especially enjoyed traveling with their grandchildren. Lou received his Bachelors Degree from the City College of New York, and was involved with Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. In his free time, he loved to play tennis. He especially enjoyed playing card games with his grandchildren and making them laugh. Lou and Shirley were surrogate parents to the children of his siblings, who honor their memories and miss them greatly.
Devoted and involved father of Raymond (Andi) Fish, Paul (Tessy) Fish, Elaine (Michael) Janks, Ronald (Linda) Fish, and Deborah Hill; adored grandfather of Brad Fish, Lisa (Randall) Roddy, Ryan (Kim) Smith, David (Dana) Fish, Isaac, Aarlo, Hughie, and Avery Stone Fish, and Jacob Hill; loving great-grandfather to Taison and Hudson Roddy, Ben, Abby and Nate Fish, Natalie and Nicky Smith.
Funeral Services for Louis Fish will be held on Sunday October 9, 2016 at the Joliet Jewish Congregation 250 N. Midland Ave. Joliet, IL. 60435, Rabbi Charles Rubovits officiating. Interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Joliet Jewish Congregation in his name would be appreciated. VISITATION SUNDAY will be at the Congregation from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at 11:00 a.m. For information please call 815-741-5500 or visit his Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com.
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