Thomas F. Fleming, age 82, of North Tonawanda, Thursday, November 19, 2009, in the DeGraff Skilled Nursing Facility, after a lengthy illness. Thomas was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He was a member of the Rescue Fire Company for over 40 years. He worked as a machinist at Niagara Cutter in North Tonawanda for over 20 years.

Beloved husband of Janet (Schmeichel) Fleming; dear father of Jackie (Robert) Malinowski and Terri Fiore, both of East Amherst, NY; grandfather of Shannon, Thomas, Edward, Gianna and Daniella; brother of John (Gail) Fleming of Jacksonville, Florida and William (Mary Lou) Fleming of Williamsville, NY; also survived by many nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Fretthold Funeral Home, Inc., 1241 Oliver St. at Ward Rd., in North Tonawanda, Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10 AM. The Rev. Karl Haeussler will officiate. Interment in St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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