The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

April 16, 2013

John C. Fisk


Star Beacon

FAIRVIEW, Pa. — John C. Fisk, age 69, died Saturday, April 13, 2013.

He was born Oct. 22, 1943, in Conneaut, Ohio, the son of George M. and Jacoba (Berwald) Fisk. John graduated from Edgewood High School, class of 1961. He completed his B.A. in Chemistry and his MBA and PhD Degrees in Business Administration at Kent State University. He married Bernadene Novak on June 20, 1970.

In 1974, he was appointed Professor of Management Science at the State University of New York at Albany. While there, he published several articles on business management and traveled extensively as a business consultant. In early 1982 he traveled to Perth, Australia as a consultant for the design of computer systems for the Australian railway. Later that year, he taught at IMEDE, an International Management Development Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In December, 1983, John's working career was brought to a tragic end as the result of an auto accident in which he sustained a severe head injury. Before the accident John enjoyed handball, skiing, biking and travel. After the accident he continued to enjoy playing chess while he lived at Neurorestorative (formerly Anchor Inn) in Fairview, Pa.

John is survived by his brother, Ed (Ethel) Fisk of Spokane Valley, Wash.; two sisters, Peggy (Raul) Lopez of Waynesville, N.C. and Geri (Ted) Quirke of North Kingsville, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life get-together for friends and family will be scheduled in July.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of EDDER FUNERAL HOME, INC., Girard, Pa. Obituary and condolences at starbeacon.com.