David E. Fleishman


May 25, 1926 -  Sept. 30, 2013

WHITESBORO — David E. Fleishman, 87, of Whitesboro, passed away September 30, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare.

He was born May 25, 1926 in Newark, NJ, the son of Samuel and Gertrude Kramer Fleishman. Mr. Fleishman proudly served in the US Army during World War II, in the European Theatre of Operations, and was awarded the Silver Star Medal for bravery under fire. He was a graduate of Utica College, with a BA in Education. On April 26, 1952, David married Pauline Cecilia. She died in February 1994. Mr. Fleishman was a teacher in the Rome City School District, where he taught 6th grade English and Social Studies. He retired in 1988, after 35 years of dedicated service. He was a member of Temple Emanu-El in Utica. A member of the American Legion, Dave was also a volunteer for Hospice, the American Red Cross and was a 40 Gallon Blood Donor. He enjoyed golfing at various local courses, enjoyed league bowling, and Jumble Puzzles.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Gary Fleishman, Deerfield, Lisa and Robert Brown, Burlington, CT, and Steven and Tina Fleishman, Ithaca; grandchildren, Christine Karjanis and husband Dennis, Robert Brown, Gabrielle Fleishman, Paulin Fleishman and Nathanial Fleishman; great-grandchildren, Jake and Hailey; his sister Esther Berman, Little Silver, NJ; six brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Susan Fleishman.

The family would like to thank the 3rd and 6th floor staff at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare for their care and compassion.

Funeral services will be Thursday 3:00 p.m. at Dimbleby, Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral Home, Forty Main St., Whitesboro, with Rabbi Cassi Kail, officiating.

Calling hours are Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the time of the funeral. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the American Cancer Society, or Stevens-Swan Humane Society.

Online expressions of sympathy may be left at www.dfwefh.com


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