NORTH HOOSICK, N.Y. Elva Leona Brenenstuhl Fisk, 86, died unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 7, 2008, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, Bennington, Vt. She was born Oct. 1, 1921, in Hoosick, N.Y., to Arba J. and Mabel (Kautz) Brenenstuhl. She graduated from Hoosick Falls High School and Troy Business College. She devoted her life to her family and home. During World War II she served her community as a civil defense volunteer. She also volunteered in a nursery school for underprivileged children in the community. She was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was active in the TC class and choir of United Presbyterian Church. She was an avid and knowledgeable bird watcher and a supporter of many environmental conservation causes. She also traveled extensively in Europe and United States. She is survived by her husband, Ira S. Fisk of North Hoosick, N.Y.; her daughter, Jennifer M. Fisk of Bar Harbor; her son, I. Theodore Fisk and Rose of Naperville, Ill.; her brother, J. Arba Brenenstuhl of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; her grandsons, Chip Applegate and Jill of Plymouth, Bryan Applegate of Old Town, Timothy Applegate and Tatiana of Yeketerinburg, Russia, and Darren Applegate and Shyrle of Bangor; and great-grandchildren, Jordan, Gavin and Leona. She was predeceased by her sisters, Barbara Corbett and Beaulah McFadden; and brother, Willis Brenenstuhl. At her request, there will be no services, but at a later date her ashes will be scattered at a favorite site in Maine. Donations may be made in her mem-ory and that of her beloved German Shepherd, Leisel, to Second Chance Animal Shelter, 6870 VT Route 7A, Shaftsbury, VT 05262. Arrangements are under the care of Robson-Reinfurt Funeral Home, 72 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y. Condolence book at