7/28/2012 11:50:00 AM Obituary: James H. Fleishman, 1939 - 2012
James H. Fleishman, 73, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior, surrounded by the infinite love of his family, July 17, 2012. He was born May 30, 1939, in Oakland, Calif., to Albert and Ruth Fleishman. He was the oldest of twins for which he was always proud. His family moved to Grants Pass, Ore., where he spent his childhood and teenage years. He loved fishing and hunting along the Rogue River. He also served in the National Guard during this time. As a result of two previous marriages, James had five children. He met the absolute love of his life Julene Johnson when he moved to Washington state in 1964. He adored her and they were inseparable from that time on. They made their permanent home in Othello where they raised their two children. During his working years, he managed Sprouse Stores and worked for the Columbia Basin Irrigation District. He retired due to disability in 1978. He was an avid sports fan. He was a Cub Scouts leader, coached many baseball and softball teams and was so extremely proud to have pioneered fast pitch in Othello. When health permitted, he did not miss any of his grandchildren's events. His family truly was his life. He liked to fish, loved being outside working in his yard, spending time by his pond and spoiling his dog Pepper. James was preceded in death by his father Albert Fleishman, parents Peter and Ruth Haugen, nephews Scott Slaven and Randy Meek, step-brothers Warren, Pete III and Sonny Haugen, stepsister Doris Henderson, brother-in-law Eddie Meek and sister-in-law Sonja Meek. He is survived by his loving wife Julene Fleishman; son Jim (Lucy) Fleishman; daughter Heather (Mark) Quigley; sons Jerry (Stacy Ferrell), Terry (Lin) Ferrell, Patrick (Dioris) Fleishman, Steven (Chris) Fleishman; daughter Sherry Anthony; sisters Judy (Bruce) Marks and Joanne (Don) McCoy; stepsisters Diane Lessem and Janice Bishop; 22 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A celebration of his life was held at Othello First Baptist Church Monday, July 23. A special thanks to Dr. Richard Bunch for all of his special care and kindness throughout the years. You will be sorely and forever missed. Thank you for being a part of our lives. We are better for having known you and we love you with all of our hearts! Arrangments entrusted to Danekas Funeral Home, Othello.