Rev. John F. Fleischman, Sr., age 87, formerly of Jamestown, passed away Monday morning, July 24, 2017 in The Grove at Greenville.

He was born in Tarentum, PA on May 30, 1930 a son of John E. and Edith (Roberts) Fleischman. He was a 1952 graduate of Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan.

On September 1, 1951 he married the former Mary K. Browne, she passed away April 30, 2015. John taught 6th grade at Fawn Township Elementary School for 30 years, where he touched many young minds. After retirement, John and Mary went to Seminary and they both became ordained United Methodist Ministers and worked at churches in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.  He retired from preaching and moved to Jamestown in 1997.

John enjoyed bird watching from his back porch, reading, woodworking, talking with people, and listening to Bob Prince announcing the Pittsburgh Pirates.  No matter where John went he always would run into someone he knew whether it was a former student, church member, or friend. He will be greatly missed and remembered by many.

He is survived by four sons, John F. Fleischman, Jr. of Saxonburg, PA, Daniel L. Fleischman and his fiancee Marie Queen of Butler, PA, Marc E. Fleischman and his wife Robyn of Sarver, PA, Philip A. Fleischman and his wife Mary of North Carolina; two daughters, Sarah K. Clark and her husband Jeff of Wisconsin, Rebekah L. Dietrich of Fredonia, PA; two sisters, Carol Masquelier and her husband Dick, Jean Nolf and her husband Robert; a brother, Daniel Fleischman; 11 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to Loutzenhiser-Randall Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 416 Liberty St., Jamestown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Audubon Society, 225 Varick St., 7th Fl., New York, NY 10014.



  1. John and Bonnie Almquist John and Bonnie Almquist
    July 26, 2017    

    Marc and Robin,
    John and I extend our sympathy to you and your family. Your father was an inspiration to many members of CUMC and was dedicated to living a good life. We will keep you all in our prayers.

  2. Sandra (Sandy) Pilston Sherbondy Sandra (Sandy) Pilston Sherbondy
    July 27, 2017    

    Carol and family – you may remember me as Sandy Pilston (now Sherbondy) and I now live in Greenville. I was saddened to hear of John’s death – and surprised to think that he had once lived in nearby Jamestown. I am so sorry for your loss….yet amazed at all the memories that surfaced (Har Brack, Trigger and Bessie – is my memory correct?) and all our school years together. Please know that my prayers are with you and your family.

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