The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

February 26, 2013

Pearl R. Fish

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Sept. 11, 1919 - Feb. 22, 2013

Pearl R. Fish, age 93, of Clinton, passed away Friday, February 22, 2013 at Mercy Medical Center North.

In following Pearl’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.  A gathering of family and friends will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013 at the Community Congregational Church, UCC.  A Memorial Service will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers the family request memorials made to the Community Congregational Church.  The Pape Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Pearl was born in Morrisville, Jo Davies County, IL on September 11, 1919, the daughter of Will Carlton and Sarah Myrtle (Bohm) Robinson.  She married Fred Fish on December 29, 1950 in Clinton.  Fred passed away on November 5, 1994.  Pearl had worked with Fowler Bruce Development Center for special needs children and had provided child care at her home.  She was a very active member of Community Congregational Church with involvement in women’s Fellowship and as Superintendent and teacher in the Sunday School program.  She was a member of XYZ Fellowship and had served as secretary of Church Women’s United.  Pearl had been a co-leader of a girl scout troop, and for four years, a day camp counselor, a member of the Horace Mann PTA, and a former member of the Red Hat Society.

Pearl is survived by three daughters; Deanna Galbraith and Charlene Speakman both of Clinton and Margaret “Peggy” (Paul) Matlin of Salt Lake City; one daughter-in-law, Judy Sirkis of Phoenix; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; one brother, Dean Robinson of Thomson; one sister-in-law, Rose Robinson of Franklin, TN; and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son Barry; one daughter-in-law Carolyn Cherry Fish; one son-in-law, Mike Galbraith; three sisters, Marjorie Eubanks, Frances Lego and Marsha Griffith and one brother, Richard Robinson.  Online condolences may be left at

Death date: Feb. 22, 2013