Randall Jerome “Jerry” Fish, age 73 of Romney, WV passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2018 holding the hand of his dear friend, Carolyn Bowman. He was born in Wheeling, WV on January 14, 1945 and was the only child of Samuel Randall Fish and Leah Hubbs Fish.
Jerry lived with his parents in Moundsville, WV until May of 1958 when his family moved to Romney. Jerry graduated from Romney High School in 1963 and from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1972 with a B.A. Degree in Government. While at Wesleyan, he also completed the requirements for additional B.A. Degrees in Sociology-Anthropology and Secondary Education (Social Studies).
Jerry served in the U.S. Navy as a Radioman from 1968 to 1971. He worked for Value Engineering Company and Atlantic Research Corporation in Alexandria, Virginia. Jerry spent most of his working life as a telecommunications technician and test engineer. He was a specialist in TEMPEST/EMI/RFI testing.
Jerry was an avid amateur (ham) radio operator for most of his life. He got his first ham radio license in April of 1958. His FCC call sign was K8OQL. Jerry was a member of the Romney Presbyterian Church.
Jerry is survived by his dear friends, Carolyn Bowman and Wayne Francis, Billi Jo Swauger and husband Jim, Liam Swauger, Hannah Merlavage and Jace Winters all of Cumberland and a friend in music, Chris Workman of Ft. Myers, FL.
Friends will be received at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 from 1 to 2 PM. Graveside services to follow at Indian Mound Cemetery in Romney at 2:15 PM.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Hampshire County Animal Control Center, 142 Twin Oak Rd., Paw Paw, WV 25434
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, Romney; 304.822.3511