Sean Fleming Obituary, Death – New Jersey – Sean Michael Fleming passed away on January 21, 2023. He was forty years old. Sean had lived in New Jersey his entire life, growing up in Woodbury and raising his cherished family in Chesterfield. His family and friends will miss, love, and cherish him for the rest of their lives. Benjamin (age 8) and Eliana (age 6), son of William (Bill) and Kathleen (Kathy) Fleming (Flanagan), brother of Kevin Fleming, Nora Flynn (Fleming) and her husband, Mike Flynn, and brother-in-law of Mimi Zander and Tony Joe, Joe Zander and Dvorah Latifah, and Ariel Zander. He is survived by Judy Zander, his mother-in-law, and the late Ben Zander. Andrew and Kathleen Flynn, Sarah Naomi, Ruchama, Tziporah, Kirvaya, Shmuel Ya’akov, and Ben Tzion Zander, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, will never forget him.
Sean enjoyed surfing and being in the water, whether it was a brief trip to the Jersey coast when the surf was high or a surfing vacation to the Outer Banks, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, and other destinations. His passion for building guitars and amplifiers equaled his passion for playing guitars, and he even built his son Ben a left-handed bass to begin teaching/learning. He was profoundly committed to environmental management and conservation, which fueled his career in environmental science, which he completed with a BS from St. Bonaventure University. From his infancy with Mabel to his delightfully cuddly pitbull Debbie-dog to the family’s newest acquisition, Gracie, he was adored by the dogs he cared for throughout his life. Sean was a Woodbury High School swim team co-captain, as well as a golfer and soccer player. Since he was a child, he has been skiing and snowboarding.
He enjoyed hiking and home improvement projects, and he was regularly seen tinkering with his automobiles, engines, and gadgets while carrying automotive tools in both hands. He was an expert at mending everything that needed it. Nothing could ever compare to his unending affection for his children, Ben and Eli. Sean instilled in them his love of nature by teaching them to fish, swim, hike through forests and state parks, and care for the native wildflowers he’d planted in his backyard. Each season, they would protect and feed monarch caterpillars before releasing them as butterflies. He liked practicing with Ben and Pop-Pop and was the coach of Ben’s soccer team, which won league titles. He also enjoyed spending time with Eli by reading, painting, having tea parties, and participating in science activities. He was a kind parent who was proud of his children’s scholastic achievements in arithmetic and reading.
Sarah’s caring husband, Sean, shared her passion for music and the outdoors. Attending the XPonential music festival with the kids was an annual highlight once they were born. Sarah on piano and Sean on guitar performed duets for the entire family. May his memory bring you joy. On January 26, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., visitors are invited to Givnish Funeral Home of Marlton (398 Main Street, Marlton, NJ 08053), followed by a ceremony. The funeral will be held at Crosswicks Cemetery (210 Crosswicks Road, Fieldsboro, NJ, 08505 at 2pm). On January 29th, Shiva will be sitting at the Fleming house, and the family will be open to visitors from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charity would be greatly appreciated: http://www.surfrider.org/ and http://www.matchdogrescue.org/