John Fiske Obituary, Death – A month after turning 75, Mr. John H. Fiske of Windsor passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022, with his daughter at his side. Son of the late Murray and Marion Settright Fiske, he was born on October 8, 1947, in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He attended Greenfield Vocational High School before graduating. John joined the Army National Guard shortly after that and proudly served his country for six years. John started off as a Time Warner Cable installation. After 25 years of service, John switched careers and became a truck driver. Up until his retirement, he was very content to declare, “I am a professional truck driver.”

He loved being outside, especially when farming and engaging in other outdoor pursuits. John spent a lot of time competing in gymkhanas and riding horses. Even though he liked watching professional football, nothing made him happier than supporting his granddaughters Taylor and Jordan in their individual sporting achievements. Anyone who knew him knew he was tremendously proud of them and whatever they did. John was very involved in his neighborhood. He served on the Hinsdale Volunteer Fire Department and Muster Team from 1976 to 1978. After leaving Hinsdale, he volunteered for the Windsor Fire Department for more than 20 years.

In 1993, John joined the Unity Lodge and became a Mason. Then, in 2009 and 2010, he held the positions of Master of the Unity Lodge and Master of the Globe Unity Lodge, respectively. John took pride in his membership in the Melha Shriners and was also actively involved in a number of other groups and pursuits. The only person left to look after John is his lovely wife of 52 years, the former Louisa Zahn, whom he wed on February 19, 1970. He also leaves behind his son Murray Fiske (Rebecca), daughter Louisa Fiske, and four grandchildren: Haileigh, Nikolas, Ryan, and Koleyne. John had a big heart and was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. Everyone who had the good fortune to know him will do their best to keep his memory alive, but he will be sorely missed.