Doug Fleming was multidimensional: a wry raconteur, gourmet, world traveler, a man of strong opinions strongly worded, with a rich store of jokes. He died Jan. 21, just four days short of his 94th birthday.

Doug Flemming

Doug graduated from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.  He joined the Navy as an aviator in World War II. Later, he was assigned  to NATO in Naples, Italy and retired there. In Italy, he worked for DuPont, published the Rome Daily American, and headed the American Cultural Center in Naples. He returned to the United States after the death of his first wife and bought a Virginia farm where he planted wine grapes. He and Nancy Kincaid entertained friends at the farm. He formed a wine cooperative and built Dominion Cellars Winery. For the past 20 years, he and Nancy spent Octobers in San Querico d’Orcia, Italy. Fleming was a good cook and entertained his friends with his Lord Cholmondeley (pronounced “Chumley”) jokes in a British accent. He was a valued member of the Cogswell Society, who’s popular motto was “Temperance? I’ll drink to that.”

Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a date still to be set.


AHA Potluck on February 13
The location for the February 13 potluck has been changed to Portner’s
Landing community parlor at 621 N. St. Asaph St. in Old Town. Join us
from 5-7pm. Bring drinks or nibbles. RSVP by Feb 11: 703.231.0824 or

AHA Dine Around on February 15
This month’s dinner location is Vaso’s Kitchen, 1225 Powhatan St. There
is ground-level parking on premises. RSVP by Feb 13: 703.231.0824 or

AHA Happy Hour on February 17
We have a special combo “Happy Hour” planned with our “sister village:
Mt. Vernon At Home at Virginia Martin’s home at Porto Vecchio, 1250 S.
Washington St from 4:30-6pm. Bring drinks or nibbles! RSVP by Feb 11:
703.231.0824 or

AHA Conversations with Martin Frost
Mr. Frost will discuss his book The Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis.
Barbara Rosenfeld will host this event at her Alexandria House home, 400
Madison St. RSVP by Feb 18: 703.231.0824 or


Consider an AHA Associate Membership!

Maybe you’d like to participate in AHA’s social and educational events but you don’t yet need the practical support—-transportation, errands, IT support, decluttering, and other services—-that AHA offers. You can join our growing group of AHA Associate Members. Your annual membership of $250 gives you the opportunity to participate in any of the 120+ social and educational events we host each year. And, $200 of that amount is tax-deductible! You can enjoy the social benefits of AHA and support our organization at the same time—so give us a try and find out what’s special about being part of a “village.”

Seeking an active, healthy, and engaged life for the long term?

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