JAMESTOWN, Pennsylvania – R. Edward Bish, former President of the Cleveland Paint and Coating Society, passed away June 29, 2020. He was 84.

Bish was a 1953 graduate of Ford City High School and attended Indiana University and Edinboro State College where he earned a master of education and science degree. He became an engineer when he enlisted in the United States Army in 1956, where he was stationed at West Point until his honorable discharge in 1961. He taught physics and chemistry at Thiel College and Jamestown High School and retired from Jamestown Paint in 2007.

In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by two sons, Brian Bish and his wife (Michelle) and Dennis Bish and his wife (Laurie), four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.