Fletcher Jr., John T., 97, of Pompano Beach, FL passed away on November 15, 2012. Born November 7, 1915 in Sommerville, MA. To John T. Fletcher and Stella M. Balcom Fletcher. As a young man, his family moved to Bellows Falls, VT and in 1934 he graduated from Bellows Falls High School. He was also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business in 1939. Completing ROTC, he joined the United States Army Air Force and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. During World War II, he served in the Pacific Theater as a supply officer under General MacArthur. At war's end, in 1944 he worked in the Pentagon where he met Norma Beatrice Stocker and in 1946 they were married. Moving back to Bellows Falls he took over the family business, Fletcher's News, which he operated until 1997. While there he became a member of the United Church of Bellow Falls. For 20 years he marketed and taught the Dale Carnegie Course. In 1999 he moved to Pompano Beach, FL and in 2001 he met Marjorie Andrews where they shared nine of their golden years together doing Ballroom dancing and cruising all over the world. A member of the Pompano Beach Elks Club he also joined the John Knox Rotary Club. He is preceded in death by his wife of 52 years and daughter Barbara. Surviving are his son, William and wife, Renee; granddaughter, Molly and husband, Adam; and by his great-grandson, Justin. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 in the John Knox Village Auditorium. Burial will follow in Acton, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
or to the John Knox Village Health Center. Arrangements were made by: Kraeer Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 200 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL 33062. Phone: 954-941-4111.
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Published in Sun-Sentinel on Nov. 25, 2012