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Robert H. Fleming

Machipongo, VA - Robert H. Fleming, 81, of Machipongo, VA passed away on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Virginia Veterans Care Center in Roanoke, VA. Mr. Fleming was born in Newark, NJ and grew up in Keansburg, NJ. "Bob" was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Carol A. Fleming. He was also predeceased by his brothers Richard, Raymond, George and his sisters Roseanna and Doris.

Bob served his country honorably first as a sailor in the United States Navy, then as a civilian, working for the Army. As an Electronics Equipment Specialists based out of Fort Monmouth NJ, Bob became an expert in the Army Apache and Comanche helicopters and supported the US Army and allies overseas in Vietnam, Korea, Thailand, Germany, Israel, and dozens of other strategic commands. In 1992 Bob retired and relocated to the Eastern Shore of Virginia where he enjoyed boating and fishing.

Bob is survived by three children, Douglas Fleming (Kathy) of Parksley, VA, Nancy Jean Cortes (Leonardo) of Roanoke VA, Andrew Fleming (Mary) of Ashburn VA; six grandchildren and three brothers, John (Jack) Fleming, Aloysius (Al) Fleming and Wayne Griscom.

A mass will be held at 10:15 AM, Saturday, April 7, 2018 at St. Ann's Catholic Church, 311 Carr Avenue, Keansburg, NJ with a brunch to follow at Piero's Restaurant, Route 36, Union Beach, NJ. An inurnment service will be held at 12 Noon, Sunday, April 8, 2018 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 545 Randolph Avenue, Cape Charles, VA with a luncheon to follow at the church hall. Inurnment will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's honor to , Southeastern Virginia Chapter, 6350 Center Drive, Suite 102, Norfolk, VA 23502 or to the Veterans Services Foundation, 4550 Shenandoah Ave. NW, Roanoke, VA 24017 to the attention of Cherie Lankford, Accounting.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 16, 2018
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