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Kenneth K. Fish

| July 17, 2013

Kenneth Kendzora “Kenny” Fish, 47, of Newcomerstown died suddenly on Saturday evening July 13, 2013, in the emergency room of Coshocton County Memorial Hospital following an apparent heart attack suffered at his Newcomerstown residence.

Kenneth was born in Canton, Ohio on April 7, 1966, and is survived by his mother, Shirley A. Shearer Fish of Newcomerstown. He was preceded in death by his father, Jerry Kenneth Kendzora, who died in 1990, and his adopted father, Stanley L. “Stan” Fish of Newcomerstown, who died in 2012.

Kenny was a graduate of Newcomerstown High School, class of 1984, and later took courses to obtain his commercial driver’s license and also course in water and sewer equipment maintenance. For several years, he has been an employee of the Newcomerstown Water Department. Prior to this, he was a truck driver with Hogan Trucking Company in Newcomerstown. While at Hogan, he received a one million miles award for driving with no accidents. Prior to this, he was employed by Fixture Connection in Columbus, in the field of building razing in blighted mall areas. Kenny was a member of the Gnadenhutten Moravian Church and a former member of the Newcomerstown Elks Lodge 1555. He enjoyed spending time with his family, riding motorcycles and working on cars. He was a huge NASCAR fan, especially when cheering his favorite driver in the 18 car, Kyle Busch.

In addition to his father and adopted father, Kenny was preceded in death by his stepson, Walter Damian Neighbor II of Newcomerstown, who died in 2011.

In addition to his mother, Kenny is survived by his wife, Toni L. Durben Fish of Newcomerstown, with whom he has shared his life for the past 24 1/2 years. Kenny and Toni were married on March 12, 1994. Also surviving are his daughter, Heather Renee Fish of Newcomerstown and her companion, Quentin Sharier of Coshocton; his stepdaughter-in-law, Christina M. Humphreys of Coshocton; granddaughter, Olivia Violet Neighbor of Coshocton; father-in-law and his wife, Larry E. and Betty Durben of Brewster; mother-in-law, Gloria K. McDonald of Coshocton; brothers, Kevan and wife Sheri Fish and Glenn and wife Corrine Fish, all of Massillon, Dale Fish of Inman, S.C., twin brother, Lee Allen and his wife Tonya Fish and Allen Lee and wife Sharla Fish, all of Newcomerstown; sister, Elizabeth and husband Mark Mowery of Newcomerstown; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.

Funeral services to celebrate Kenny’s life will be held Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. in the Ourant Funeral Home. The Rev Ric Bonice, pastor of the Solid Rock Foursquare Church in Coshocton, will conduct the services. Burial will follow at Fairfield Cemetery in West Lafayette. Following the graveside services and burial, family and friends will gather for a luncheon at the Laborer’s Local 134 Union Hall at the Main and River streets intersection in Newcomerstown. Visiting hours will be held at the funeral home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Friday morning until the 11 a.m. funeral.

A memorial fund has been established for Kenny, in care of Toni L. Fish, Huntington National Bank, 100 W. Main St., Newcomerstown, OH 43832.

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