Raymond Edward Fish III, 80, died Dec. 4 in New Milford.

He was past post commander of VFW Post 1672 and a volunteer fireman with Water Witch Hose Co. No. 2, both in New Milford.

Mr. Fish was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Ridgefield, to Grace Matilda and Raymond Edward Fish Jr.

He was a graduate of Ridgefield High School and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

Mr. Fish later worked for Home Oil for 16 years and was the owner of Ray's Country Deli and Kelli's Restaurant.

He was a resident of New Milford since 1962.

Mr. Fish is survived by a brother, Robert C. Fish, of Ridgefield; a son, Jeffrey Fish, and his wife, Carol, of New Milford; a daughter, Kelli, and her husband, Dr. Elias Deros, of Watertown; four grandchildren, Kyle Fish, Spencer, Logan and Karina Deros; and two nephews, Robert and Michael Fish.

A military burial took place at Center Cemetery in New Milford.

Lillis Funeral Home in New Milford was in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to New Milford Hospita, 21 Elm St., New Milford CT 06776.