Richard N. Fleming, 86, of 838 South Michael Rd., St. Marys, died on Sunday, March 11, 2012 at the Elk Regional Health Center following a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 31, 1925 in St. Marys, son of the late Robert and Theresa Hoffman Fleming. On April 19, 1947 in the St. Mary’s Church, he married Alice M. Baumer, who survives.
He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended St. Marys parochial schools. He was a retired manager of the Charles P. Harvey Distributor, retiring in 1988 after 45 years of service.
Mr. Fleming was a member of the Queen of the World Church, a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Navy, a member of the American Legion, the U.S.S. LCI National Association Inc. and the BPOE Elks. He loved his home, sitting on his porch, planting his garden and his Sunday family dinners.
He is survived by two daughters, Lois (Richard L.) Sadley and Mary (Douglas A.) Gerg, both of St. Marys; a son, Brian M. (Mary Pat) Fleming of St. Marys; six grandchildren, Angela (Ed) Long, Joseph (Kelly Jo) Sadley, Isaac Gerg, Ian Gerg, Alissa Fleming and Jessica Fleming; three great-grandchildren, Cecilia Long, Maxwell Long and Anna Sadley; a sister, Janice Bulger of Erie; and a brother, Gary (Joann) Fleming of Cherryville, N.C.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by twin daughters, Yvonne and Yvette Fleming, who died in infancy; and by a brother, Donald “Pepper” Fleming.
Family and friends of Richard N. Fleming are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at noon, with the Rev. Michael Ferrick, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail.
There will be no visitation.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Queen of the World Church, 134 Queens Rd., St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com .