October 13, 1938 - August 28, 2013

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Obituaries » PAUL R. FISKE

FISKE, PAUL RAYMOND, 74, of Waterbury, died peacefully on August 28, at the Vermont Respite House in Williston, with loving family at his side. Paul was born October 13, 1938, in Burlington, the son of the late Fremont W. and Eveleen (Owens) Fiske. Paul grew up in the Burlington area and Waterbury, graduating from Waterbury High School in 1956. In 1961, he earned a bachelor’s degree in forest management from the University of Maine in Orono. Paul worked as a forester in Orange County, Vt., for a number of years before pursuing postgraduate work. He received both a master’s and Ph.D. from Michigan State University with an emphasis on resource development and economics. Following his graduate studies, Paul worked for the University and state of New Hampshire in community and rural development, the City of Ashland, Wisc., as a city planner, and for both Cornell University and the State University of New York at Geneseo for a number of years in rural development, teaching both management and economics. After returning to Vermont in 1994, Paul worked for Project Independence in Barre for 11 years. Paul married Janice Young in 1962 in Clinton, N.Y. He was a member of Waterbury Congregational Church where he sang in the choir. He enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing. Paul is survived by his former spouse, Janice Fiske of Milton, Mass.; his sons, Scott Fiske of St. Clair Shores, Mich., and Steve and daughter-in-law Christine Fiske of Milton, Mass.; his brother, Dwight, and his wife, Martha Fiske of Waterbury Center; three grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and their families.

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