E. Robert Fleisher|
E. Robert Fleisher passed away on January 25, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. Bob, as he was known to friends and family, was born to Edward and Lillie Fleisher on March 12, 1916 in Brooklyn, New York.
After graduating from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in physics, Bob returned to New York where he earned a masters degree in mathematics from New York University. It was then that he met Mina Lewis of Seattle who was visiting her aunt, Ethel Korn. Mina and Bob were married two years later on August 1, 1940 in Seattle where they lived and cared for each other for 73 years.
Bob served in the Pacific in WWII in the Army Air Corps, then raised a family with Mina in Magnolia, and together they traveled the world. Bob was curious, thoughtful and easy-going, known as a voracious reader, a daily crossword puzzler, a delightful bridge partner and a formidable Scrabble opponent.
Bob worked at Stusser Electric in Seattle for 35 years. Mina and Bob opened Hermes Travel Service where he worked after retiring from Stusser Electric. In addition, one of Bob's interests was progressive politics; he was active in the United Nations Association and served as the first president of the World Without War Council.
He is survived by Mina, his daughter and son-in-law, Miriam and Robert Porad, his son, Edward Fleisher, four grandchildren and their spouses, and six great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to express their deep gratitude to his caregivers at Exeter House. Contributions in Bob's memory may be made to Temple de Hirsch Sinai, Exeter House or the
. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28th at Butterworth Arthur Wright Chapel, 520 West Raye Street in Seattle.
Published in The Seattle Times from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 2014