Robert Housum Fleck August 26, 1921 December 24, 2013 Robert Housum Fleck, 92, of State College, died Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at The Atrium at Penn State Village. Born August 26, 1921, in Altoona, he was a son of the late Robert Elwood and Margaret Elizabeth (Housum) Fleck. On January 24, 1987, he married Heather F. (Saunders) who survives at home. He was preceded in death by his first wife Connie. Robert was a 1938 graduate of Rothrock High School in McVeytown, a 1942 graduate of Dickinson College where he obtained his bachelor's degree, and a 1950 graduate of Penn State University where he obtained a master's degree in education. He taught Social Studies at Rothrock High School, was the principal at McVeytown and State College Area School District, he then returned to be a Social Studies teacher at Park Forest Jr. High School until his retirement. He was a WWII Army veteran. He served his country from 1942-1971, retiring from the active reserves as a major. He was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, the PSEA, the Retired Officers Assoc., the Conservancy and AARP. Robert was a kind, thoughtful and considerate man who loved music, traveling and art museums. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Robert E. Fleck (Janis) of Mankin Sabot, VA; one granddaughter, Carrie Walters (Matt) of Oilville, VA; two brothers, David Paul Fleck (Peggy) of Port Royal and Earl Joseph Fleck (Francie) of Mesa, AZ; and one sister, Mildred Bashore (Clint) of Port Royal. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 P.M., Wednesday, January 8, 2014, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 250 E. College Avenue, State College. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in the McVeytown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family prefers contributions in Robert's name be made to the College of Education Fund at Dickinson College or Penn State University. Mark D. Heintzelman Funeral and Cremation Services, State College, entrusted with arrangements.
Published in Centre Daily Times on Jan. 5, 2014