Chester Lee Fleming, 72 of Berlin Heights, was welcomed through the gates of Heaven, with his wife at his side, on May 8, 2020. He loved his family very much. He loved talking to people and knew no strangers. He was funny and very witty. He was a man to whom Jehovah Jireh provided many talents. He loved cross-word puzzles, and he also worked image and 3D puzzles. He loved food and enjoyed eating. He used his talents as a master carpenter to build his own home, fix other homes and help and teach, others. Chester loved his mother dearly. Even when he was younger, he crafted furniture for her which have become heirlooms. Plumbing and electrical work were among a few of his other abilities. Chester was an automobile aficionado. He owned a number of antique cars, a 1956 Chevy Nomad, a 1936 Chevy truck, a Triumph Spitfire. His father very graciously and lovingly gifted him his 1957 Chevy. He often attended car shows with Russ Sprague (Angela) and other friends. In his youth, he rebuilt cars and fixed them. Chester retired as a metallurgist from US Steel/Kobe after 34+ years. His greatest love, after God, however, was his family. He loved the outdoors where he enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and spending his time gardening and landscaping. Chester and his wife, Nereida, liked to travel and ride his pool ball-yellow motorcycle of which he used to say was his “yellow school-bus with a Puerto Rican on the back.”
Chester is survived by his loving wife, Nereida (nee Rodriguez), with whom he enjoyed over 25 years together; his children, Danyel Price (Junior), Valinda L. Fleming, Jason Fleming, Jerry L. Fleming, and Luis Danyel Falcón; seven grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; his father, Orville Fleming; sisters, Imma Sisler (Carl), Stella Bingham (Larry), Brenda Wright (William), Bobbie Gerth, and Catherine Potter (Hank); along with many nieces and nephews.
Chester was preceded in death by his mother, Rosie Jeanette Fleming (nee Burke); and sisters Joyce Ann Rankin (Thomas) and Wilma L. Campos (Manuel).
There will be a graveside service on Wednesday, May 13 at 11 a.m (All are welcome). The service will take place at Evergreen Cemetery in South Amherst. Pastor Gilbert Silva (who confirmed Chester’s salvation) of House of Praise in Lorain, Ohio will officiate the graveside proceedings.