Louis Hyman Fishman

1934 - 2017

COOPERSTOWN - Mr. Louis Hyman Fishman, 83, formerly of New York City, passed away Wednesday morning, March 1, 2017, at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown.

A native New Yorker, he was born February 3, 1934, in New York City, a son of Alter Eliozor and Gussie née Gittel Fishman.

First employed in the field of commercial photography, he soon began purchasing taxi cab medallions and ran his own fleet of taxis in New York City. He later owned and operated a limousine service.

On July 6, 1977, Lenny-as he was affectionately known by his family and close friends-married Amelia Alves in New York City. Upon retirement they first lived in Florida and then moved to Cooperstown in 2012. 

In addition to his loving and devoted wife of almost 40 years, Amelia Fishman of Cooperstown, Lenny is survived by a sister, Eileen Frazer of Barnegat, New Jersey, and several nieces and nephews.

A graveside service was offered at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2, 2017, at New Montefiore Cemetery on Long Island, with Rabbi Saul Korn officiating.

Arrangements were under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.

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