Dorothy S. Fleming
January 15, 1933 - October 21, 2020
Dorothy S. Fleming, age 87, of Newport, DE, also known as Babe, Dottie, Mom, Grandmom and Granny, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
Born in Chester, PA on January 15, 1933, she was a daughter of the late James C. and Dorothy (Chandler) Sweeney. Dorothy moved to Delaware where she married Thomas B. Fleming in March of 1953. Retiring after 30 years with Atlantic Aviation Corp., they traveled and wintered together in Florida for 20 years. After 61 years of marriage her husband, also known as Bud, died in June 2014. Dorothy was a fun golfer and enjoyed craft crocheting and volunteering at church and LPGA golf events. She enjoyed the social life of doing craft shows at local schools and fire houses. Dorothy was especially proud of being a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church. Becoming a grandmother was one of her goals in life.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Glenn. She is survived by her son, Dale; grandchildren, Shawn (Carolyn), Katie (Matt), Megan (Sean), Patrick (Becky) and Charlotte “Carli”; great grandchildren, Samantha, Abigail, Thomas, Luella; daughter-in-law, Stephanie; little sister, Josephine Petrea; sister-in-law, Peggy Sweeney; and brother-in-law, Wayne Fleming.
A graveside service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, November 7, 2020 in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Hope Lutheran Church, 230 Christiana Road at Edinburgh Drive, New Castle, DE 19720.