ARTHUR FISHMAN | MAY 12, 1940 - MARCH 12, 2014

Former S'ville business owner was tech whiz

2014-04-11T00:00:00Z Former S'ville business owner was tech whizBY CHARLES F. HABER Times Correspondent
April 11, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Fishing, traveling, photography and family were among the greatest joys in the life of Arthur Fishman.

"He loved photography, taking pictures of places he traveled and then developing them," said his daughter, Leta Applegate.

He loved the technical aspects of the cameras and lenses as much as snapping the photos, she noted.

Arthur Fishman, 73, a longtime resident of Schererville, died March 12.

Among the places he traveled to were North and South Carolina, New Orleans and Chicago, where he took photos of the famous Cloud Gate sculpture.

"We all have photos of that," Applegate said with a chuckle.

A former resident of The Greens of Sherwood, Fishman, was a past president of the homeowners' association.

He also loved to toss a line into the pond there and, when not eating fish, he enjoyed a good barbecue.

Always technically oriented, Fishman studied electrical engineering at RCA school prior to enlisting in the U.S. Navy, Applegate said.

After his three year naval career, he worked for some technical companies as an equipment salesman.

But he soon realized he could sell similar items on his own and opened a business on Joliet Street called AF Infrared, his daughter noted.

For over 20 years, the business sold infrared equipment to various manufacturers, including many car companies in Detroit.

He also enjoyed driving and she recalled how they made a 17 hour trip together, after last Thanksgiving, from Indiana to her home in Boston.

"We enjoyed a nice car ride and great conversation."

Leta Applegate said her father loved spending time with his family and extended family.

"My dad was a lovely man," his daughter said.

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