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Thomas B. Fleming

Born June 18, 1927

Thomas B. Fleming, fondly known as Bud, age 86, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully in his home, with his wife Dorothy by his side on Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Born in New Garden, PA on June 18, 1927, Bud was a son of the late Alfred Fleming and Elva Haggerty Pierce. He was employed by Capital Bakers, Ralston Purina and several other companies during his career. Most recently, Bud worked for Artesian Water as an inventory controller, retiring after 13 years of dedicated service.

He was a charter member of Hope Lutheran Church. Bud enjoyed golfing at Cavaliers and trips to Rehoboth Beach. He and Dorothy spent many happy times together in both Delaware and Key West, FL during their 61 years of marriage. Bud was a loving and devoted son, husband, father, brother, uncle and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

In addition to his parents, Bud was preceded in death by his step father, Harry Pierce, brother, Al and sister, Marion. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorothy Sweeney Fleming; sons, Glenn Fleming (Stephanie) and Dale Fleming; 5 loving grandchildren, Shawn (Carolyn), Kate (Matt), Megan, Patrick and Carli; sisters-in-law, Josephine and Annie; brother, Wayne; several nieces and nephews; former daughters-in-law, Joanne and Gina; and his first great grandchild whose arrival is eagerly anticipated in mid-June.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Friday morning, June 13, 2014, at The Chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where family and friends may visit from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bud’s name may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association, 399 Market Street, Ste. 102 Philadelphia, PA 19106 or to the Hope Lutheran Church, 230 Christiana Road, New Castle, DE 19720.


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5 Condolences for Thomas B. Fleming

  • We are sorry for his loss, as he touch all of us. He will be remembered and missed, but will live on through his family and friends until we are all joined with him in the presence of our Lord.

  • To the Fleming Family

    Our sincerest condolences on Bud’s passing. We remember some lovely visits with Dot, Bud and the family in Delaware and PA over 30+ years.

    May you find peace and comfort in memory and the embrace of family and friends who loved Bud and shared time with him and with you all. It’s perhaps the greatest gift we have. Count us among them, and know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Chaney and Fleming families are linked forever. Glenn and Dot – special hugs to both of you, as well as to Dale and family.

    Paul and Paula Chaney

  • Dot , sorry to hear of Buds passing. He was always a good friend to me while at Artesian. I cannot make the viewing on Friday as I am in Albuquerque , New Mexico visiting my daughter & granddaughter.

  • Dot Honey
    We are so sorry and saddened by Buds passing. You know how much we loved him and such good times in Key West. He was a special, kind man.

  • Dear Dot,
    You and Bud are a wonderful part of our cherished memories made in Key West. I remember cutting Bud’s hair and he said that he had the best looking legs in the park as her rode his bike everyday and mentioned how many miles he had put on his bike.
    Take care Dot . We are thinking of you and you are not forgotten….xoxo