Richard Sherman Fleming

Richard Sherman Fleming, died on October 21, 2005, in Brunswick, Maine.

Born on February 14, 1933 at Camp Sherman in Ohio, he graduated from Olney High School in Philadelphia, Pa., in 1938 and enlisted in the Pennsylvania National Guard, which was called to active duty in 1940. Commissioned at Fort Sill, OK, he served in World War II in North Africa and Italy, being awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster and two Purple Hearts and being promoted to captain. He was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1952 and was called to active duty for the Korean conflict, serving two tours of duty. Remaining on active duty, he was assigned to the ROTC detachment at Bowdoin in 1962. Promoted to lieutenant colonel, he served as the head of the military science department with the rank of full professor in 1966-67. In 1969, he was in Vietnam, and he retired from Fort Ord in California in 1970. Having settled in Brunswick near the campus, he started Coast and Country Real Estate and was a founding member of the Merrymeeting Board of Realtors. He was a member of the 36th Infantry Division Association and the 173rd Airborne Society and served as choir director at the Naval Air Station in Brunswick, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and at the First Parish Church. He was a founding member of the Brunswick Oratorio Chorale. Surviving are his wife, Barbara McIntosh Fleming, whom he married in 1952; two daughters, Anne Simila of Monmouth, OR, and Ellen Guerue of St. Paul, MN; two sons, Craig Fleming of Bath and Curt Fleming of St. Paul, MN; two sisters, Jeanne Adams of Downingtown, PA, and Amber Fleming of Rancocas, NJ; and eight grandchildren.