Celebrating the life of Harry Fleming
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Carol, I just received the Wire Rope News (April 2021 edition) and there was a nice picture and write up about Harry. I am so sorry to hear that Harry has passed. I have so many good memories of Harry. I could actually feel the love in his obituary notice. I only wished i heard of this sooner. Sending our love your way.
Bob & Kathy Madden
Don and I are so sadden in the passing of Harry.... Our deepest sympathy, prayers, hugs and love to you and your family. We have enjoyed our friendship with Harry over the years and remember all the wonderful times we have spent together. We only wish that we could had spent more time in these past few years and had even hoped to be your next door neighbor or at least within a few blocks from you guys. Harry was a very kind, gentle man with a great sense of humor. Seeing him as a husband, the father of your children, a professional and just as a good friend has been a privilege. Harry had an amazing will to live and enjoy his family and life... in spite of any obstacles life threw his way. I know that we will all be together again and until that time.... we are here for you and your family. He will be missed...
Danielle and I would like to offer our deepest condolences to you and your family. Harry was a genuinely good man and well-liked by all who knew him. Our golf group played on different days at different times but to a person, we all agreed that Saturday afternoon, usually 1:47, was to be played with Harry on the course of his choosing. This was to be followed by a beer or two. I could always talk to him about old cars, golf and what makes a good beer. He will be missed.
I joined Harry and the Saturday afternoon golf group about 4 years ago and what a privilege it was to get to know him and Carol. It was about 6 months later that I found out that Harry had Parkinsons disease and I was incredibly impressed how he was fighting it, having some experience of the disease through my brother-in-law who succumbed to it last year. Harry was extremely regimented in his fight and on Saturdays you could set your watch by his routine. Tee off 1:47pm, bar by 3, meds at 4, golf most often at the Roosevelt exec course, which I think should be renamed after Harry for the time we spent there and the number of balls we donated to the course.
Harry was the only man I ever played golf with that didn’t cuss. All around him the rest of us would be liberally dispensing those words when missing shots but not Harry. When he messed up he could always stop short of using a cuss word despite all of us urging him to. His favorite expression was ‘that’s safely in the bunker” when he or any of us landed in one, and him knowing full well we couldn’t get out easily.
My wife and I loved getting together with Harry and Carol especially when food was involved. Harry once said he spent a lot of time in the kitchen, with the natural assumption being he was cooking until Carol told us he was cleaning up not cooking.
Harry was a genuinely sincere and classy man who will be missed by all of us.
I have tipped a few Yuenglings on his behalf and in his honor.
Your kind words mean a good deal. You are wonderful neighbours.
Our sincerest condolences to Carol and her family. Harry was a joy to be around. We had many good times playing golf and gathering with friends. Holiday golf and dinner with the Flemings was always a treat, as well. Kathie and I even got to ride in that big old Plymouth of his. Harry was not one to complain about his condition, nor did he let it hold him back, that is for sure. He was a great friend and neighbor, and will always have a seat at the 19th hole with his old buddies.
- Paul & Kathie Rose
As a young 17 year old newly licensed driver, Harry let me drive his new baby from Freehold to Asbury Park, especially with 3 other teenage girls in the car.
You will be missed.