SHAMOKIN — Eugene John Fleming, 90, of 611 E. Independence St., passed away while in the company of family members at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, 2014, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.
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Born March 11, 1924, in Shamokin, he was a son of the late Mary "Mame" (Hanrahan) and Francis "Frank" Michael Fleming.
Gene attended St. Edward's School, Shamokin.
He served in the U.S. Army as a corporal in World War II from 1943 to 1946. Upon his honorable discharge, he received the European-African-Middle-Eastern Theater Ribbon with one bronze star, American Theater Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
On Nov. 27, 1954, at St. Edward's Church, Shamokin, by Msgr. George D. Mulcahy, he married Theresa (Mirack) Fleming, who survives.
He was employed as a maintenance worker for Shamokin for 15 years.
Eugene was of the Catholic faith and was a parishioner of the former St. Edward's Church and Our Lady of Hope Church, Coal Township. He was a life member of the Liberty Fire Company, Shamokin, a member of the Shamokin Knights of Columbus, Cardinal Mindszenty Fourth Degree, and a charter member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Emerald Isle Division, Shamokin.
Gene was an avid fan of Notre Dame football and the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. He enjoyed camping and fishing, but his greatest joy in life was his family and spending as much time with them as possible.
In addition to Theresa, his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Eugene is survived by a daughter, Ann, wife of Rick Weikel, of Coal Township; three sons, Frank Fleming, of Shamokin, Michael Fleming, of Maple Shade, N.J., and Thomas Fleming and his wife, Tina, of Coal Township; grandchildren Ricky Weikel and his wife, Jennifer, of Easton, Steph Weikel, of Coal Township, Heather Fleming and her fiance, Jeremiah Garancosky, of Coal Township, Michael Fleming, of Maple Shade, N.J., Christine Fleming and her fiance, Jacob Snell, of Wilkes-Barre, and Timothy Fleming, of Maple Shade, N.J.; a sister, Mary Kern, of Paoli; his sisters and brothers-in-law of the Mirack family, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Rose Mary Koppen, and two brothers, Bernard and Thomas Fleming.
FLEMING — Eugene John Fleming, 90, of 611 E. Independence St., Shamokin. At Mr. Fleming's direction, funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. There will not be a viewing or visitation. His interment with full military honors will be in St. Edward's Cemtery, Coal Township. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James Kelley Funeral Home, James F. Kelley, director, 1001 W. Arch St. at Maple Street, Coal Township. As an expression of sympathy, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, 2001 Clinton Ave., Coal Township 17866.
James Kelley Funeral Home
1001 W. Arch St.
Coal Township, PA 17866
Published in The News Item on Apr. 23, 2014