Donald E. Fleming


Donald E. Fleming 87, passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Valley Stream, NY on July 17, 1934 to James and Elizabeth Fleming.

Don was a teacher at Valley Stream North High School on Long Island, NY for 33 years. He coached many sports at the high school including football, baseball, wrestling, volleyball, and softball. When he wasn’t coaching, he enjoyed carpentry and playing golf. Don had a strong faith in God and treasured the time he spent with his family. He was loved by all.

Don is survived by his wife Margaret; children Don (Suzanne) of Patchogue, Jeanne of Ballston Spa, Kevin of Ballston Spa, Chris (Connie) of Massapequa, and Bill (Stephanie) of Hickory, NC; and his awesome grandchildren Tanner, Patrick, Erin, Maggie, Louie, Susie, Tate, Mike and Catie.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11am on Thursday, October 21 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa.

Guest Book

Stacy & Curt

Our deepest condolences to the family. It's truly been an honor to know Mr Fleming. And we are grateful to call his family our friends. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jackie Honig

To the Fleming Family,
I'm keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest condolences.
Sending lots of hugs,
Jackie

Kathleen Bartone

I was saddened to hear of the passing of my dear friend. Don, Maggie and I have remained close friends since our high school years at Valley Stream Central during the wonderful 1950's. Don was a kind and generous man of many talents, who was loved by all who knew him. I always enjoyed Don's quiet sense of humor and his sly smile. High School sweethearts, Donald was a devoted husband and loving father. My sincere condolences to Maggie, and the family. I hope many happy memories of the past will sustain you during this difficult time.

Christina (Lazowski) Henke

Don was one of my favorite people as I was growing up. He was a wonderful family man and a great neighbor. I’ll never forget the toast he gave at my sister’s wedding. None of us knew Don could speak “Polish”. He didn’t either!

Patty and Gary LaMothe.

Gary and I were blessed to know Don, even though it was too short. He was such a warm, caring, kind man. He had such a big heart for his family as well as his friends and those around him. We loved his “inventions” that he shared with others. We will cherish our copper nose rub that prevents colds! God has another Angel with Him. We are all better people just for knowing him. Hugs and Prayers to all of his family.

Vicky and Mike Aspinwall

So many wonderful memories of Uncle Don and Aunt Maggie. Ewell Place just isn’t the same since you moved. We loved Don very much. He is missed by all. We’re still here after all these years. Love to all,
Vicky and Mike

Michele Carvano (Collura)

Words cannot express how grateful I am that you were a big part of my formative years. You taught me not to be so serious and always made me smile when I thought the world was weighing down on me. You were a great coach and friend, and now my guardian angel.

Always in my heart, love you "Flem"

Ellen and Bill Connolly

Maggie, Bill and I were so sad to hear of Don's passing. Out thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

Donald and Nancy DeMuth

So sorry for your loss. Don was a great friend with great faith and family commitment. Everyone enjoyed his company and humor and great smile! He will be greatly missed by all.
God bless