Charles Samuel Fleischmann
Charles Samuel Fleischmann, 56, from Slatington, died May 11, 2019, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, with his loving family at his side.
He and his wife, Maureen (Schorr) Fleischmann, were married 27 years.
Born Sept. 6, 1962, in Manhasset, Nassau County, N.Y., he was the son of Claudette E. (Lemaire) Fleischmann of Blue Bell and the late Charles W. Fleischmann.
He was president and co-owner of VS International LLC, Slatington, for the last 14 years, as well as co-owner of three additional business entities during his career.
He previously was director of International Business Development for Qualcomm Inc.
A 1980 graduate of Wissahickon High School, Ambler, and a 1985 graduate of Drexel University, Philadelphia, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing and a minor in music.
He was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Allentown.
Having filled his life with myriad interests and hobbies, he had a passion for music and playing guitar, traveling to countless cities making friends around the world, and was the ultimate storyteller.
He enjoyed boating and water skiing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, four-wheeling on the Hatfield-McCoy Trails, snowmobiling the Wasatch Mountains in Utah, golfing and fishing in Bermuda and Bahamas, and walking on the Great Wall of China.
At home, he enjoyed raising livestock, operating farm machinery, gardening, hunting, stocking his pond and, with much pride, he watched his children grow and achieve their own goals and aspirations.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children Erin Marie Fleischmann and Charles Leland Fleischmann; brothers Craig J. of Trappe, Chris D. and his wife, Jennifer, of Cherry Hill, N.J.; brothers and sisters-in-law Thomas and Lora Schorr of Baden, Susan Schorr of Oakmont, Linda and Brian Webb of Penn Hills, Janice and Kenneth Myer of Portland, Ore., Michael and Jodi Schorr of New Kensington; and nieces and nephews Thomas, Katherine, Brian, Austin, Devon, Allison, Caroline, Carson, Mary, Michael, Abigail, Sophia, Willa and Lillian.
Family and friends may pay their respects 5-8 p.m. May 24 at Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., 4906 Route 309, Schnecksville.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held 1 p.m. May 25 at The First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, with the Rev. Stephen T. Emick officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be made at heintzelmancares.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Allentown Symphony Association with a note on reference line for El Sistema Lehigh Valley, a free music education program providing instruments and lessons for underserved youth, or to another charity of one’s choice, sent c/o the funeral home, P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196.