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David Wallace Fleming ’52

Published in Mar. 9, 1994, issue

DAVID FLEMING DIED in N.Y.C. on Dec. 5, 1991. His funeral was in the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. David's wife, Caroline, the former Lady Caroline Acheson, predeceased him by three months.

David prepared at Punahou (Hawaii), Midland (Calif.), and Middlesex School. He majored in English. Following army language school, he was assigned to the army security agency, where he served as a Chinese and French linguist from Korea to the Philippines. He was awarded the army commendation medal for his activities during the Ta Ch'en incident.

At Princeton, David was a leading light in the '18th Entry of Little Club, A devoted member of Key and Seal, he rose to be president of his club.

David's career began with the shipping firm, State Marine Lines. Later, he joined Forrestal, Ernmet and Co., investment bankers in N.Y.C. Among many organizations, David belonged to the Knickerbocker, Racquet and Tennis, and Union Clubs of N.Y.C. He was governor (198587) of the Society of Colonial Wars, and a member of Holland Lodge #8, F. & A.M. He also belonged to the Cresta Run St. Moritz Tobagganing Club.

David is survived by his first wife, Gloria; a daughter, Francesca Fay; two sons, Porter Farrar and Alexander M. A.; and by two stepbrothers, Ralph Bomonti '52 and Terry Bomonti '52. To them we extend our deepest sympathies.

The Class of 1952

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