Dr. Donald Anthony Fleger, age 85, passed into eternal rest at Atlantic General Hospital on Dec. 14, 2014.
Born Nov. 21, 1929, in Cleveland, Ohio, he was the son of the late Anthony A. and Mary Nemec Fleger. He is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Mary K. Fleger and children, Kathleen Mary Tracy and her husband, Patrick of Pittsburgh, Pa., Dwayne Edward Fleger and his wife, Marti of Reston, Va. and Stephen Anthony Fleger and his wife, Melanie of Herndon, Va.
There are nine grandchildren, Patrick Tracy, Christopher Tracy, Timothy Tracy, Cassie Jackson, Kirstie Fleger, Kalla Fleger, Katherine Fleger, Andrew Fleger and Jordan Fleger, and four great-grandchildren, Madison Fleger, Lilliane Fleger, Andrew Fleger, Jr. and Evelyn Fleger.
His family moved to Washington, D.C. in 1940 when his father was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. During that tenure, Don attended Capital Page School where he served two years as a page in the U.S. House. He attended University of Virginia and was a 1955 graduate of the Georgetown University School of Dentistry. He then served as a dentist in the U.S. Army for two years as a captain while stationed at Fort Meade, Md.
Following his discharge, he moved his family to Virginia and opened a dental practice. After 30 years, he retired to Ocean Pines in 1988. There he served as an active member of the Environmental Control Committee for approximately 20 years.
Donald was an affectionate husband and caring father who adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed boating, wood working, model building and watching the Washington Redskins. Above all, he will be remembered for his love of family, optimistic outlook and tenacious drive to never give up.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Dec. 19, 2014 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church.
A donation in his memory may be made to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis Tenn. 38105. Letters of condolence may be sent via: www.burbagefuneralhome.com.