Rodney W. Fisk ’59 died on January 3, 2019, in Naples, Florida.
(The following was provided by the Legacy Remembers on January 3, 2019)
Rodney W. Fisk, 81, of Enfield, CT, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019, in Naples, FL. Born in Springfield, on December 22, 1937, he was the son of the late Noyes M. and Elizabeth (Wetzel) Fisk. A graduate of Classical High School and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Rodney then went on to receive his CPA. He was an accountant at Coopers & Lybrand, then went on to form Fisk, Bilton & Smith, P.C. In 1961, Rodney married and will be dearly missed by the love of his life, who he cherished for the past fifty-seven years, Elaine (Evans) Fisk. They settled in Longmeadow where they raised their three beautiful children. Rodney loved playing golf and was a member of the Tradesmen Golf League at Chicopee Country Club for over thirty-five years. He was a 14-handicap for most of his golfing career, but was able to break 80 and shoot his age a number of times. He loved watching all sports, but mostly enjoyed the New England teams. He really enjoyed spending time at his homes in both Readsboro, VT, and Naples, FL, where he had many dear friends. Most importantly, Rodney cared for and loved his family, he was a selfless man that was the sole care provider for his wife Elaine for the past twenty-plus years. Rodney will also be dearly missed by his son, Gregory E., and wife, Deana DiRico-Fisk of E. Longmeadow, daughter Courtney E. Fisk and her fiancé Robert J. DiMaio, Jr., of Tampa, FL, sister-in-law Suzanne Fisk, twin brother, Richard, and his wife, Sandy Fisk, and his five grandchildren, Patrick Jonathan Fisk, Christian Fisk, Dylan Fisk, Brianna N. DiRico, and Daniel E. Fisk. Sadly, Rodney was pre-deceased by his son, Jonathan R. Fisk, his brother Noyes “Peter” M. Fisk, Jr., and his sister-in-law Karen E. Shields.