Walter McIntyre Fish Jr., 75, of Strafford, a former Franklin Mint executive and co-owner of Educational Communications Inc., died of heart failure April 4 at Haverford Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Fish graduated from Haverford High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from Dickinson College in 1954 and later served as president of the school's alumni association.
After graduation, he was a copy editor at Curtis Publishing Co. in Philadelphia and later became a creative director. From 1968 to 1978, he was an executive for the N.W. Ayer advertising agency and established Ayer Direct, the company's direct-mail operation. He joined Franklin Mint as a vice president of marketing in 1974 and for six years was president of the company's European office, based in London. In 1997, he founded Educational Communications with Philip Minter to produce corporate training videos. He retired in 1994.