Family Funeral Care

4925 Summer Ave, Memphis, TN


George William Fleischer

July 17, 1934July 30, 2020

George William Fleischer, 86, of Memphis, TN passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2020 at the Memphis Jewish Home in Cordova, TN after a brief illness. He graduated from Humes High School, where he was a friend of Elvis Presley. He then enlisted in the Air Force and was stationed in Biloxi, MS. After being discharged, he eventually obtained a Master's Degree in Speech and Theater from Memphis State University, and was assistant to the director when the broadway show "Hair" was performed at the Memphis State Theater. He then taught at several colleges around the country. After teaching, he opened three Paperback Shack used book stores in Memphis. Later in life, George was quite the fix-it person. He was preceded in death by his parents Abe and Lena Moskovitz Fleischer as well as 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He was also preceded in death by his former wife Eva Bluestein Fleischer. He leaves 2 daughters, Robin Fleischer and Amy (Eddie) LaVene, of Memphis, 2 grandsons, and 1 great granddaughter. He is survived by one sister, Sylvia (Stuart) LaVene of Germantown, TN. Visitation will be held on Sunday August 2nd from 4 to 5 pm with a service to follow at the Family Funeral Care at 4925 Summer Avenue. Burial will be private at a later date. The family requests that any memorials or donations be sent to the Memphis Jewish Home or WKNO.


  • Abe and Lena Moskovitz Fleischer, Parents (deceased)
  • Two (2), Brothers (deceased)
  • Two (2), Sisters (deceased)
  • Eva Bluestein Fleischer, Former Wife (deceased)
  • Robin Fleischer, Daughter
  • Amy LaVene (Eddie), Daughter
  • Two (2), Grandsons
  • One (1), Great Granddaughter
  • Sylvia LaVene (Stuart), Sister

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  • Memphis Jewish Home
  • WKNO


  • Gathering of Friends and Family

    Sunday, August 2, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Sunday, August 2, 2020


George William Fleischer

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Christopher Doss

August 2, 2020

George was a great guy. I remember helping him at his book stores and cleaning out estates of stuff he'd bought for the stores. He and I also worked on a book of children stories, where I did the artwork. I will also remember his kindness, our long conversations, and his love for both his daughters and he had one hell of a since of humor! REST IN PEACE!

Philip Evans

August 2, 2020

George was one of my favorite cousins. He was quirky and funny, soft-spoken, generally upbeat, and fun to kid around with. I also had the pleasure of working with him for a few years when he was the property manager for my Dad's (Irving, his 1st Cousin) real estate company. Whenever I went to the Jewish Home, I always got to see him, and even in his confused state, he was always glad to see and visit with me.

Robin, Amy, "Stead Ed", and the kids and grandchild, even though Alyse and I are unable to be with you in person, know that we have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Boruch dayan ha'emes. Blessed be G-d, the true Judge.

Philip Evans

Elizabeth Dyer-Wiles

July 31, 2020

George had a wonderful way of making me feel good about things even when it seemed like there wasnt any reason to feel good. Even at a friends funeral, George could make you smile, changing the direction of the day. We mourn his loss and celebrate his long life. His light, laughter and silly stories will be remembered always. Thank you for sharing him.


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