Christopher Blake Fiskin

September 24, 1973 - April 27, 2020
Christopher Blake Fiskin

“Precious in the site of the Lord…” (Psalm 116:5)

Christopher Blake Fiskin, 46, passed away unexpectedly on April 27, 2020 of complications resulting from a three year battle with a complex set of medical problems.

Chris was born in Oklahoma City on September 24, 1973, son of Stephen Dale Fiskin and R. Claudette Fiskin. He spent his formative years and completed his education in Muskogee, Oklahoma. After leaving home, he spent his adult years living and working in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Telluride, Colorado.

Chris settled in Wilmington, NC in 2005 where he and his brother established Fiskin & Brothers Construction Company. A licensed General Contractor, Chris worked in the Building Trades everywhere he lived until 2017 when his health rapidly declined.

Chris was a loving and devoted husband, father, son, and brother. His children were the “lights of his life”.

Chris mostly enjoyed the simple pleasure of life spending time with family and friends in the backyard cookouts; camping; fishing; and beach activities. During these pastimes he was well known for being the life of the party, and generally choreographing the perfect atmosphere for each occasion – with fire pits and/or bonfires being his specialty.

Chris was well known to be welcoming and accepting man who never met a stranger.

Chris could best be described as a “modern Renaissance man” – multi-talented, creative, and artistic. In his Wilmington years he developed his wood carving skills, adding to a long list of other artistic talents. He nurtured his family and friends regularly with his exceptional cooking skills. He was a gourmet.

Chris was also passionate about music, story-telling podcasts, and outdoor festivals.

For those who knew Chris well, they were aware of his penchant for performing “acts of random kindness”. Chris was also a huge supporter of National Public Radio which he referred to as his favorite life-long continuing education venue.

Chris is survived by his wife, Chanda Fiskin; his daughter, Sierra Blake Fiskin; his son, Archer Van Fiskin; his mother, R. Claudette Fiskin; his father, Steve Fiskin, (Las Vegas); his brother, Todd Fiskin; his sister-in-law, Margaret Cooley; and his beloved companion dog, Sailor – his best friend during his lingering illness.

Chris is also survived by his Aunt, Sharon Cullison (Cibolo, TX); and cousin, Dr. Paul Jones, (Winston-Salem, NC); and a large array of nieces and nephews on his wife’s side of the family.

Chris will be greatly missed and never forgotten by his family and a network of friends and associates. He left us with cherished memories that will last in our hearts forever. God Bless his soul in heaven.

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  • May 04, 2020
    PJ Doherty says:
    I miss my friend. Our sons played together. We were yin and yang. Chris was the fun loving, few rules, full-of-life loving hippie. I was the short hair, polo shirt-wearing banker. Somehow, we were like peanut butter & jelly - or maybe more like goat cheese and quince paste with fresh herbs and local honey. I will never forget the time we drove my Honda deep into Baja Mexico. I wish I could share with you in words the look and the expression on the border patrol’s face in Mexicali when she took one look at the two of us. Chris beamed with pride when he bought Chanda the Volvo station wagon, which they road-tripped up the East Coast to Maine with the kids. My parents’ house on the St. Mary’s River MD was their final destination. We all had an incredibly joyful fun-filled family time. Chris was sitting by the pool when my mom came out with a serving of her famous crab dip. He looked at my mom with wide-eyes and said, “Karen I could eat my weight’s -worth of this stuff”. Pretty sure my mom’s yellow squash casserole made Chanda‘s family cookbook recipe list from that same visit. Thankfully I am long on memories but my favorite soul-filling thoughts are of Van & Mason playing. The fact that we went from 20 somethings to the family men who loved our children, no matter the hurdles, makes me feel like a warm summer day. Like when you just get over the dunes and the ocean breeze makes it all go away - if for only a minute. I love you Chris and I am thankful that even after some (not so smart) decisions we were wise enough to always depart saying I love you hippie - I love you too yuppie!

  • May 05, 2020
    Mary Gard says:
    Chris was one of my first true "guy friends". He was smart, funny and most importantly to me, he was spontaneous and adventurous. I remember one time he suggested that we just take off in the car -I had an old Volkswagen beetle and I don't even know if it would have made it to Tulsa but he was game for anything and that made me feel good to know that he was willing to just take off with me just in the name of adventure and fun. I'll always remember him with a smile on his face and that certain look in his eye that said "hey what's next?" He always had my back at every turn, even when it meant he might upset one of his Bros, he did the right thing and was honest with me. I'm glad that he was able to have a family and find a place in this world where he felt like he fit in. I'm glad he was able to get out of Oklahoma too. I'm so sorry that he's gone and to hear he had a chronic illness. He will be missed but more importantly fondly remembered by all.