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Former Joliet newspaper publisher dies at 82

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 1:00 p.m. CST

JOLIET (AP) — A long-time publisher of The Herald-News in Joliet has died.

The newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/OD2zHg ) 82-year-old George H. Fisk died Tuesday. He had a more than 40-year career with the paper. He started working there in 1948 as a proof boy and retired in 1993 as publisher and editor of The Herald-News and president of Fox Valley Press.

Fisk's daughter, Sharon Peck, says her father "loved his job" and "considered it a vocation." He held many titles during his career, including retail advertising salesman, classified advertising manager, production manager, director of sales and marketing and assistant publisher.

Fisk and his wife moved to Leesburg, Ind., after he retired. He is survived by three sons and two daughters. Peck says he was "a great dad" who inspired his children to work hard.

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Information from: The Herald-News, http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews

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