John Richard Fleming Jr.
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John Richard Fleming, Jr.

Wilmington - John Richard Fleming, Jr., age 79 of Wilmington, sadly passed away on November 15, 2020.

John was born in Woburn, Massachusetts to the late John Richard Fleming, Sr. and Lucienne LeBlanc Fleming. He proudly served in the US Army. John then worked for Phoenix Steel for many years and finally retired from the State of Delaware.

John was the kindest man with a quick wit notoriously known to make jokes or silly faces at the camera. But more notably he was a selfless, generous man - always thinking about someone else, never asking for anything in return, and regularly making donations to various charities. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening, and catching the Phillies games on the radio, as well as going on the annual trip with the family to watch them in person against the Cubs. His finest moments were spent loving and caring for his dear wife Sue and being the most supportive father for his two sons. As a grandfather, affectionately known as "Pop Pop," he absolutely adored his three grandchildren and never missed a baseball game, soccer match, or skating competition. When he wasn't with his family, you could catch him hanging out at the 7-11, Car Clinic, or Farmers Market bantering with his buddies.

He will be deeply missed.

John is survived by sons Greg Fleming (Beverlyn) and Scott Fleming (Ines); grandchildren Kenzie Fleming, Kaeden Fleming, and Kyler Fleming; brother William Fleming (Sherry); nephew Eric Fleming; and cousins. John is also survived by close friend Penny Price.

He is preceded in death by his beloved wife Susan Thompson Fleming; and son David Fleming.

Funeral arrangements will be conducted in compliance with COVID-19 directives, which require mandatory face masks and social distancing.

Visitation will be held 10am Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at Charles P. Arcaro Funeral Home, 2309 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE, 19805. Service will begin 12pm. Burial will follow in Silverbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to American Diabetes Association or

Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans.



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Published in The News Journal from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 29, 2020
John was a wonderful neighbor and I will miss him. I was not aware of his passing and I apologize for the lateness of my condolences. My great grandkids will also miss "Mr. John". He was a kind and humorous gentleman. His neighbor Barbara Frick
Barbara W Frick
November 24, 2020
We are very saddened by the loss of our wonderful neighbor. We were lucky to have known him and to have him right next door. He will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all that loved this fine man! Rhiannon & Malcolm
Rhiannon Bertollo
November 22, 2020
To the family of Mr Fleming, I met your father at the Farmers Market. I'd known him a number of years. He enjoyed the band playing on Sundays and always had coffee in hand. He was a very nice person who seemed very lonely as he really missed your mother. May he now RIP with her.
Karen Gower
November 22, 2020
Greg and Scott,

I’m so sorry to hear about your father. He will be deeply missed. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

~Jenn Taggart (Grabowski)
Jennifer Taggart
November 20, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you Scott and Greg during this difficult time may your dad RIP and now enjoy his time with your mom who he loved with all his heart.
Tom Ferretti
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