Fiske, David Kenneth
Birth: Wednesday, February 22, 1961 in Newport, Rhode Island
Residence: Mechanicsville, Maryland
Death: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the age of 55
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David Kenneth Fiske, 55, of Mechanicsville, MD passed away on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at his home. David was born on February 22, 1961 in Newport, RI to (Retired RADM) Harry Kenneth Fiske and Nancy Marie (Maynard) Fiske.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Beth Mills Fiske, and daughter, Rachel Mae Fiske (fiancé William E. "Ed" Rodgers, III) also of Mechanicsville, MD; sister, Dr. Susan M. Murphy (Frank) and nephews, Conor and Brennan Murphy of Midlothian, VA; nephews Zane, Jake, and Cole Harden and niece Lee Harden of Wilson, NC; and nieces Rachel Mills, Rebecca Adkins (Shayne) and nephew Ryan Mills of Quinton, VA. David is predeceased by his sister, Dr. Pamela M. Slack.
David graduated from the University of Richmond with a degree in History and French in 1983. While in college, he participated in a Catholic outreach program, tutoring English for Cambodian refugees. David had a passion for foreign languages, which continued, throughout his life and professional career. He was employed as a Research Analyst in the Office of Naval Intelligence, Department of Navy for 27 years and was their Blood Drive Coordinator for over 20 years.
David was a lector a St. Mary's Bryantown Church in Bryantown, MD and established a K-5 French program at St. Mary's Bryantown School. He also was an after school French teacher for St. Mary's County Public Schools. David was an avid Civil War Reenactor with the 1st Maryland and 3rd Maryland Infantry Units and the National Park Service at Harpers Ferry, WV. He enjoyed an array of music genres and played several instruments. Some of these, including the concertina and harmonica, were self-taught.
David and family moved to a small farm in Mechanicsville, MD in 2000. There, they became more deeply involved in the Amish community and had many animals including Black Angus cattle, horses, goats, and chickens (to name a few). Dave's favorite farm activity was driving his horse and cart through the dirt roads around their home. He also took great pride in simple but hard work with his family and neighbors.
Please make memorial donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org) and Angel Flight Mid Atlantic (www.angelflightmidatlantic.org) in lieu of flowers. Arrangements provided by Brinsfield Echols Funeral Home.