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Seymour "Zoom" Fleisher FLEISHERSeymour, 88, of Palm Beach Gardens FL and Fort Lee, NJ passed away December 18, 2011 surrounded by his adoring family. Engineer, entrepreneur, veteran, humanitarian, pilot, golfer, fisherman, athlete, father, family man and friend to all who knew him, Fleisher led an accomplished life full of friendships, success and love, all of which he was extremely proud. Born in Newark, NJ, Fleisher graduated from Weequahic High School before he served as Captain of the 20th Air Force, 315th Bomb Wing during WWII. After his service, he graduated from Newark College of Engineering, now known as New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), with B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. At NJIT he was both a scholar and captain of the Varsity Basketball team where he earned the nickname "Zoom" for his fast footwork on the court. He was later inducted into the NJIT Athletic Hall of Fame and served on the Advisory Boards for the University helping to create scholarship programs for collegial athletes. After earning his degree, Fleisher went on to become the founder and chairman of Pilot Technologies Corp., a manufacturing firm of precision components and assemblies that served the electronics, telecommunication, aerospace, aviation, medical and utilities industries throughout North America. His far reaching civic, charitable and community activities have included service on many Boards of Directors. Fleisher was an active supporter in the development and restoration of the Ammunition Hill Memorial Site in Israel, which will depict the siege of Jerusalem in the Six-Day war and serve as a center for learning and a symbol of the soldiers crucial to the security of Israel. He also served on the Board of Directors for the American Friends of Tel Aviv University, United Way of Passaic Valley, Wayne Area Chamber of Commerce, Kenneth L. Jordan Heart Foundation, and the Foundation for the Handicapped. Zoom celebrated over 52 years of marriage with his beloved late wife Estelle before her passing in 1997. He was loved and respected by so many and his loss will be felt deeply. His honesty and integrity will remain an inspiration to all who knew him. He often mentioned this adage by Mark Twain as being paramount to the way he chose to live his life: "Always do right, this will gratify some people and astonish the rest." He is survived by his son Bruce (Ellen) of Delray Beach, FL; Granddaughter Ronni (Gioel) Molinari (great-grandsons Luca and Max); Grandson Steven (Julie); his own four brothers and two sisters; as well as his loving partner Anita Fishbein of Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Donations can be made in honor of Zoom to NJIT Building Fund or Jewish National Fund. To express condolences and/or make donations Visit PalmBeachPost.com/obituaries
Published in The Palm Beach Post from Dec. 23 to Dec. 30, 2011