OBITUARY

Joel Fleishman

February 11, 1937March 14, 2012

Joel Fleishman, a long-time Greensboro resident and businessman, died on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at home from pancreatic cancer. He was 75.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at Temple Emanuel, 1129 Jefferson Rd., Greensboro with Rabbi Fred Guttman, Rabbi Andy Koren, and Rabbi Eli Havivi officiating. Burial will be private.

Joel was born in Fayetteville, NC on February 11, 1937. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill as well as a member of Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Joel lettered as the student manager of the UNC 1957 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship team. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business from UNC in 1958. He served his country in the United States Air Force Reserve and was called to active duty during the Cuban missile crisis in October 1962.

Joel married Linda Elfmon of Fayetteville, NC in 1960. After completing a two year executive training program at Filene’s in Boston, they moved to Greensboro in 1963 where he was the proprietor of Fleishman’s Clothing at Summit and Friendly Shopping Centers for over 30 years. In 1996, he started a made-to-measure men’s clothing business that continued until his death.

Joel was committed to the Greensboro community. He was past president of the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood and past president of the Greensboro Sports Council. He also served on the boards of Greensboro Kiwanis, Greensboro College Board of Visitors, and Starmount Country Club.

Joel was preceded in death by his parents W. Edward and Dora Steinberg Fleishman, brother Herman Sender Fleishman, and nephew Scott Matthew Fleishman. He is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Linda Fleishman; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Craig and Sandy Zabel Fleishman of Orlando, FL; son and daughter-in-law Adam and Wendy Berkowitz Fleishman of Chicago, IL; five granddaughters: Emily, Ashley, Sydney, Sawyer, and Sabrina Fleishman; brother Harvey Fleishman of Fayetteville; brother and sister-in-law James and Sandra Fleishman of Fayetteville; sister-in-law Audrey Fleishman of Charleston SC, mother-in-law Lillian Elfmon Kent of Boca Raton, FL; sister-in-law Shila Elfmon Baer and her husband Richard of Raleigh; and five nephews.

The family expresses profound gratitude to Dr. Brad Sherrill, Dr. Stacy Wentworth, and the entire team at Cone Health Cancer Center, as well as to his hospice nurse Tracy Carpenter and his caretakers at Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Cone Health Cancer Center, Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, CaringBridge, Temple Emanuel, or Hadassah.

Hanes Lineberry Vanstory Chapel is assisting the family.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, March 16, 2012
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Joel Dugan

March 28, 2012

Linda and family:

I haven't seen you or Joel in years but I remember you both very well. I had just seen pictures of you in the lafamac-1957. Growing up across the street from Joel and his family is one of the special memories of my childhood. I am glad for the happy life you've had together and sad that Joel is gone prematurely. My heart felt sympathy to you and your family.

Best Regards, Joel Dugan

Stephanie Detjens

March 25, 2012

Dear Linda,

Bonnie McAlister sent us the news of Joels death and we want to send our love and heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

John says that he always enjoyed being with Joel at Lamont House because the two of them were "men", not boys, and shared a service background. Longtime ago but part of the bank of memories to draw on.

Much love, Steph

Ramon Yarborough

March 22, 2012

Joel and Linda's families were prominent and beloved citizens of Fayetteville....we are sorry to learn of Joel's passing and express our sympathy to Linda,,,Lillian and the family. Sincerely,,,Virginia (Lilly) and Ramon Yarborough

Linda Cheeks

March 19, 2012

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

NED FLEISHMAN

March 18, 2012

THIS IS THE TIME FOR GATHERING ALL THE BEST OF A GOOD LIFE INTO THE PAGES OF MEMORY, TO BE HELD IN THE HEART FOREVER.HOLDING YOU CLOSE IN THOUGHT AND PRAYING THAT MEMORIES WILL BRING YOU PEACE AND COMFORT.

March 18, 2012

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of another member of our family. My heartfelt sympathy to Linda, Lillian and all other family members
Nadalie (Goldberg)Goldstein

Annette Hale

March 18, 2012

My most sincere sympathies to Joel's family. My parents, Jo and Erv Kivett, have been neighbors with the Fleishman family for years. They will miss him greatly and truly feel so blessed to have shared such a special friendship.

March 17, 2012

" My memories remain the same of Joel, as I would come to know him in 1966, at Fleishman's Clothing, as a kind, decent,caring, and most honorable man. this world was a better place to have his precense within it. Goodbye my friend, you will be missed. Resr in eternal peace.

Steve Dean, Greensboro, N.C.

Joel & Sharon Heller

March 17, 2012

Our heartfelt condolences and sympathies go out to Joel's entire family on their tragic loss. As the rabbi said this morning, "His deeds speak for the man".

Paul Simpson

March 17, 2012

I remember shinning Mr. Fleishman's shoes in the late '60's when I worked at the Summit Barber Shop when I was in Jr. High. He was always such a nice and friendly man. May God give the family comfort.