He was born March 16, 1929, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to John and Margaret (Cheney) Fife. He graduated from Friends Seminary in Manhattan and Haverford College in Pennsylvania in 1951.
On Sept. 1, 1953, he married Alice Smith of Riverhead in Tehran, Iran.
Mr. Fife was a member of North Fork Country Club and First Universalist Church in Southold. He enjoyed traveling, reading, boating, sailing and fishing.
He was predeceased by his son, Randy, in 2001 and granddaughter Kate Newcomer in August 2010.
Mr. Fife is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alice, of Greenport; daughters, Margaret (Charles) Newcomer of Scotch Plains, N.J., and Katherine (Chris) Perretta of Manhattan and Cutchogue; and five grandchildren, Jane and Allison Newcomer, Annie and CJ Perretta and Nathan Fife.
Family received visitors Sunday, Dec. 12, at Coster-Heppner Funeral Home in Cutchogue. Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 13, at First Universalist Church in Southold. Cremation was private.
Memorial donations may be sent to East End Hospice, P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton Beach, NY 11978 or Eastern Long Island Hospital, 201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944.
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