Robert Fleischner, 92, died Nov. 28. He was the husband of Dorothy Fleischner. Born in New Haven, Conn., he was the son of the late Jeanette (nee Isaacs) and Harry Fleischner. He attended American International College (AIC) in Springfield, graduating in 1951 with a Bachelor’s degree in economics. While at AIC, Robert joined the Marines in a program for college graduates to become an officer. During the Korean Warm he was instrumental in defending a 500-yard swatch of territory separating the north and the south. He was awarded two Purple Hearts and a Silver Star for his valor on the field, and after the war, he received a battlefield promotion to captain. Following discharge, he attended Temple University and graduated in 1958 as a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. He built a private practice in Springfield, lectured at Providence Hospital, and provided podiatric care at the Jewish Nursing Home for several decades. He was the first to hold the chair of the committee for the Kinsler Classic Golf Tournament (now known as the Frankel-Kinsler Classic Tournament), a fundraising effort for JGS Lifecare. Robert and his co-chair Earl Alpert were instrumental in building teams and raising funds to support the care of the elderly community. He served as president of the JCC from 1977 to 1979. In addition to his wife of 57 years, he is survived by two sons, Michael and Richard and his wife, Jennifer; and a grandson, Daniel. He was predeceased by a sister, Carol Saeks. Memorial contributions may be made to Temple Beth El or Sons of Israel. ASCHER-ZIMMERMAN FUNERAL HOME


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