DOUGLAS FLEMING 1922-2016
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 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.
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