Terence (Terry) John Fleming of Greenport, N.Y., passed away peacefully at home Feb. 8, 2020, after a strong and courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Heidi (née Bodemann) of 23 years and son, Eric.
Terry was born Oct. 10, 1943. He spent his younger years in Lynbrook, N.Y., until his family moved to Pittsburgh, Pa. Every summer was spent in Laurel, N.Y., with his family.
Terry attended South Hills Catholic in Pittsburgh and went on to Penn State University, where he graduated in 1966 with a degree in history. He was a member of Phi Kappa Theta fraternity.
After college, he was drafted for the Vietnam War and spent three years serving in the U.S. Army. Upon discharge, he started working in sales for Pro-Bush Corp. He continued in sales throughout his career. His final job was with Quality Oils where he sold Chevron products for the oil and lubricant division.
Terry moved to Louisville, Ky., in 1974 and lived there until 2016. He considered Louisville as home and was very involved with men’s softball. He played on teams for several years and he eventually became the coach of one team. He also started the Penn State University Alumni Club of Louisville while he was there. Terry loved all sports and was an avid fan of both the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penguins and Pirates.
Besides his wife, Heidi, and son, Eric, Terry leaves behind three wonderful brothers, David (Elizabeth), Peter (Molly) and Daniel; along with his uncle, Thomas J. Fleming (Jack Hagstrom, recently deceased); and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased in life by his parents, Marie (Heim) Fleming and John Fleming; his sister, Ginger (William Marlow); and stepfather, Leo Russell.
All services for Terry will be held in Louisville, Ky.
Horton-Mathie Funeral Home in Greenport assisted the family.
This is a paid notice.