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Robert Fleming

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On June 9, 2017 @ 2:35 pm In Obituaries | 1 Comment

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Robert Fleming, 92, of Lancaster PA, passed away on May 6, 2017 at Arbor View in the Willow Valley Communities.

Born in Orange, NJ, and raised in Maplewood, NJ, he was the son of the late Homer and Alice (Waterfield) Fleming.

In his early life he lettered in Track at Columbia High School in Maplewood. He also loved biking and camping with his friends and with the Boy Scouts.

After high school, Bob enlisted in the Navy and served in the South Pacific during World War II as a Radioman, 2nd Class.

His service in the Navy enabled him to go to Bates College on the GI Bill, class of 1949. There he met his wife, Carolyn. 

Bob’s career was in the field of public relations and advertising. He worked for Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company for most of his adult life.

Bob read avidly, usually completing a book each week, and keeping an extensive library. He loved music and collected classical, jazz, and show music. He was especially enthusiastic about the “Big Bands.” He liked photography and set up his shots very carefully. He was a life-long New York Yankees fan. He nurtured his relationships and kept in touch with family and friends from grade school through the Navy, working life, and neighborhood life.

Bob is survived by his wife, Carolyn, his son, Thomas A. Fleming (wife Joan), of Chesterfield, MI, and his daughter, Jane E. Murdock (husband Stephen), of Hopkinton, MA. His four grandchildren include Caelan Fleming, Clayton Watnoski, Stephanie Murdock, and Travis Murdock.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Jack Orr Auditorium at Willow Valley Manor, 211 Willow Valley Square, Lancaster, PA on Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM.  A visitation will occur after the service. Private interment will be held in Mountain Grove Cemetery in Bridgeport, CT.  To leave an online condolence, please visit: www.DeBordSnyder.com


Condolences for the family of “Robert Fleming”

Condolence from Ruth H. Atkinson on June 20th, 2017 2:50 am

Please know you are all in my thoughts at this time. Bob, though we only met face-to-face on three occasions, was a long-time correspondent. Through his letters I got to know a gentle, caring man who loved his family and who could laugh when the joke was on him. He will be missed terribly and long remembered by those
who knew him.

Ruth H. Atkinson

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