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Robert Stewart Fleming

Male 1927 - 2006  (79 years)


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  • Name Robert Stewart Fleming 
    Born 4 Jun 1927  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1930  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1940  Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Jul 2006  , Wayne, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • cancer
    Person ID I921  Brydon family tree
    Last Modified 8 Dec 2018 

    Father John Fleming,   b. 7 Dec 1900, Huttonville, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Annie Kathleen Beatty,   b. 7 Apr 1900, Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1969  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1926  Brampton, Peel Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jun 1927 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1930 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1940 - Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jul 2006 - , Wayne, Michigan, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Robert Stewart Fleming
      Died: Friday, July 21, 2006
      Age: 79
      Robert Stewart Fleming, 79, died Friday, July 21, 2006, after a 10-month battle with cancer.

      He was born June 4,1927, and grew up on Detroit's near east side in a lower flat. He attended Detroit public schools where he developed a great attraction to good literature and a constant desire to learn, which continued to his last days. While working the night shift at Mid-Atlantic Shipping, he attended and graduated from Cass Technical High School.

      Mr. Fleming served in the U.S. Navy during the last months of World War II. After an honorable discharge, he attended the University of Detroit during which time he also worked for the Chrysler Corp. Following his graduation with a degree in engineering, he worked for 19 years for the Holley Carburetor Co., eventually leading its aircraft division. He then became manager of research and development for Excello Corp. for three years. Making a huge career shift, he became a very happy and fulfilled account executive for Merrill Lynch in their downtown Renaissance Center offices, retiring in 1990.

      Following his retirement, Mr. Fleming became a local expert on the cultivation and hybridizing of day lilies and Shirley poppies. His garden was second to none.

      While he was at Merrill Lynch, he led early morning and noontime Bible studies through CBMC, putting the full passion of his heart and intellect into leading those groups for many years. He led an early morning Bible study at the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club through CBMC until his death.

      For 56 years, he adored his wife, Frances White, and she found her greatest joys in loving him and meeting his every need.

      He and his brother, the late William Gordon Fleming, shared a deep love for each other and for tending their gardens.

      His two children are indebted to the Lord for their father and for his life, love, wisdom and creativity.

      He was devoted to his grandchildren in every way. He prayed daily for them and offered them guidance and wisdom, tempered with deep affection and gratitude for the gift of their lives. He adored his great-granddaughter who he considered to be a crowning jewel in a very blessed life.

      Nothing, apart from his family, held his heart's sway more than Knox Presbyterian Church, formerly located in Detroit, and presently in Harrison Township. Serving as an elder for more than 40 years, he worshipped, taught, counseled, greeted, developed gardens, managed building expansions and loved the Lord and people with an all-consuming passion. He prayed as the Bible directed him "Without Ceasing" for his family and for the advancement of the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally and throughout the world.

      He is survived by his wife, Frances White; his children, Ann "Grace" (Christian) Fenton and Stewart White (Susan) Fleming; his grandchildren, Hope (David) Hesano, C.J. (Johanna) Fenton, Ian and Colin Fenton, Emily (Nick) Rogers, Betsy (Scott) Serilla and Martha Fleming; and great-grandchild, Lily Grace Hesano.

      He was predeceased by his brother, William Gordon Fleming.