Harry G. Fleming, 87, of Hopewell Township, passed peacefully through heaven's gates Wednesday morning, January 30, 2013, in the comfort of his home with family at his side. He was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Indiana, Pa., a son of the late Dwight A. and Vernie (Smith) Fleming.
He was the beloved husband of 64 years to Anne Fleming; he said "If had to do it over again, he'd marry her again, only sooner." A truly unique and special guy has left this earth today after having lived a good full life that always involved helping others first. He will be greatly missed but always in our hearts.
In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his sister, Wanda Fleming; two children, Dave and (Kathy) Fleming and a daughter, Susan (Keith) Daniel. Also surviving are the Daniel grandchildren, Austin and Ali, and the Fleming grandchildren, Stacey, Sondra, Ryan, Haley and Rachelle; six great-grandchildren, Cole, Shane, Erika, Justin, Heather and Brandon and a special neighbor, Bruno Raso.
Harry served during World War II in the U.S. Navy and was aboard the USS Missouri during the signing of the Peace Treaty. He worked at Armco for 33 years and did general hauling until he was 87. He built his own house without previous experience. Truly creative and always eager to work with his own hands and honor God with his whole self. He was a 50 year member of the Community Bible Church where he willingly served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and repairman. He and his wife faithfully served the Lord making weekly visits to the sick and sharing God's word.
Many thanks to the many friends from church, relatives and neighbors who kept dad entertained with favorite memories, expressions of love and tokens of kindness. All visits were precious to dad. A big thank you to the Forbes Hospice Care.
Family and friends are welcome to call in the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine Street, Hookstown, PA 15050, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner/Director on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Additional visitation with the family will be Saturday at the Community Bible Church, 4549 Route 151, Aliquippa, Pa. 15001, from 10 a.m. until the time of services at 11 a.m. His pastor and friend Pastor Robert Kern will officiate assisted by his son, Pastor Bob Kern.
Interment with military honors will follow in the Mill Creek Hill Cemetery, Georgetown.