Wilbur Guy Fiscus, MD

Researcher, Physician, Artist, Photographer and Patriarch

W. Guy Fiscus, MD, “Guy”, passed away February 13, 2020. He was 84 years old and died peacefully in the presence of close family members. He was in hospice care at the beautiful Terraces of Boise in Boise, Idaho. 

Guy was born in Oklahoma City, OK in 1935. 

Guy graduated from Oklahoma A&M College (now Oklahoma State University) in 1957 and top of his class at the Baylor College of Medicine in 1961.  He did an internship at Duke University Medical School in 1962. His research at National Institute of Health was studying a cancer enzyme that periodically connected him with a Russian scientist working on the same enzyme.

He is survived by his wife Josie Arias and her children Renée Kline, with her husband Andrew Shaber and daughter Alyssa, and Michael Kline and his son Kyle. Guy is also survived by his sister Onita Asbury and her sons Tom, Rich and Jim Asbury. Guy is survived by sons Dan, Michael, and Steven Fiscus and their families; Dan’s wife Tracy Behan and children Bailey Goldman, Sean and Cole and Bailey’s husband Jeff Goldman; Michael’s wife Laura and their son Benjamin; Steven’s wife Marta and their sons Adron and Julian. Guy’s great grand daughters are Bailey Goldman’s daughters Amelia and Fiona. Guy and Josie’s dog, Bella, has been Guy’s loving and faithful furry friend.

Guy practiced internal medicine in Cumberland from 1972 until 1998. Later in his career he was very active working with patients and colleagues in hospice care, one of the few doctors to visit patients in the home. After retiring from medical practice in Cumberland, MD, Guy and Josie tried to retire in Bellevue, ID. Guy was not ready for retirement and chose to work for the Indian Health Services which he found highly rewarding at several locations including his favorites in Browning, MT and Supai Village, AZ.

Guy is remembered for being an excellent doctor with ability to diagnose illnesses, and never gave up until he had a diagnosis and steps toward healing. He would bring in other specialists as needed and practiced what he preached for health. For years he walked or biked to work and provided a role model for his patients.

Guy was a wonderful artist who worked in multiple media including painting, printing, sculpture, digital media, and photography. He loved bird watching and photographing birds, animals and nature in his later years. He loved fly fishing (hence the move to Wood River Valley), travel, biking, skiing, orchids, and spending time with family and friends. 

Memorial services and an exhibit of Guy’s art and photos are being planned for Cumberland, MD in Spring of 2020.

Memorial information is available online at

In lieu of flowers, donations for the hospice program at UPMC Western Maryland may be forwarded to the WMHS Foundation, P O Box 539, Cumberland, MD 21502. Or you can make an online contribution at Please designate the gift to hospice, “In memory of Guy Fiscus”.