Edwin Fleischer


ANDOVER (MA) – Edwin Jay Fleischer, 71 a Western Electric retiree died Wednesday (November 18, 1992) at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA.  He lived at 7 Yale Road.

Born in Bayonne, NJ., he was raised in North Arlington.

Mr. Fleischer worked at Western Electric Company and in 1956 he was transferred to Merrimack Valley Works. He retired as a senior engineer in 1884 after 42 years with the company.

He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and was a Navy veteran, serving

in the Pacific during World War II for four years.

Mr. Fleischer was a ham radio operator and was a member of the Mount Moriah Repeater

Society in Salem, N.H.

He was also a member of St. Matthew’s Lodge AF&AM in Andover and the Scottish Rite; Valley of Lawrence, Valley of Boston, Valley of Lowell.  He was a Shriner and a member of Aleppo Temple.

Family members include his wife, Florence (Serafinski) Fleischer of Andover; sons, Edwin J. Jr., of Reston, VA and Mark A. and his wife, Lauren, of Methuen: brothers, Kenneth, of Kinderhook, N.Y., Arthur, of Clifton, N.J. and Homer, of Longview, Texas; sister, Mrs. Lester (Dorothea) Luke, of Toms River, N.J.; grandson, Mark H. Fleischer, of Methuen; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to services Monday at 11a.m. at Christ Church, Central Street, Andover.  Burial will be in West Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Dewhirst & Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third St, North Andover.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ Church, 25 Central St. Andover, Mass.01810 or Holy Family Hospital Cancer Management Center, 70 East St, Methuen; MA 01844.


Webmaster Notes: Edwin Jay Fleischer enlisted in the US Navy V-6 program August 6, 1942 at New York, NY. Service No. 706 24 77. He was received aboard the Destroyer USS Sigsbee DD-502, January 23, 1943 at Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY as A.S. After serving 2 years, 7 months and 26 days Edwin Jay Fleischer, EM1c was transferred to the Destroyer USS Everett F. Larson DD-830 at Pearl Harbor, TH. I don't remember Edwin Fleischer by name but I'm sure we met in the chow line many times during the 30 months and 14 days I served aboard the USS Sigsbee (January 23, 1943 to August 5, 1945).

My sincere thanks to Edwin Fleischer, Jr. for sharing his Father's obituary on this Web Site.