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Stanley Raymond Fish, 92, of West Oneonta, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 14, 2010, at Otsego Manor.
He was born July 14, 1918, in the Town of Otsego on Snowdon Hill, Hartwick, a son of Raymond G. and Hazel (Babcock) Fish.
He was first married to Alice Ainslie on June 30, 1944. He later married Martha Shalor McLaury, who survives, on July 20, 1991.
Stan is also survived by one daughter, Jo Ann Saxe Luning and son-in-law John Luning, of Lakeville, Conn.; and four grandchildren, Todd Saxe of Sharon, Conn., Nathan Saxe of South Hadley, Mass., Cynthia Saxe of Rockville, Md., and Ian Kimball of Philadelphia, Pa. He was predeceased by a daughter, Jean Marie Kimball, who died in 1993.
A graduate of Delhi Agricultural and Technical College, Stanley was an accomplished carpenter, tinkerer, and inventor of many enhancements for everyday living. He was also a generous contributor to many local organizations, an avid reader, and held a keen eye toward the current political scene. His most recent passion was David McCullough’s book, 1776. “Every politician should read it.”
A graveside service will be offered at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010, in the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery in Fly Creek with the Rev. Richard Stackhouse, pastor of the Hartwick United Methodist Church, officiating.
As an alternative to flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Fly Creek Valley Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 93, Fly Creek, NY 13337.
Arrangements are under the guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on  November 18, 2010
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