Arthur Fleishman, age 85, of Canton, previously of Randolph and Stoughton, died early in the morning on December 28, 2021, after a brief period of declining health.
Artie was the beloved husband of Claire Marshall and the late Naomi (Markson) Fleishman. He was a son of Saul and Mary (Meltzer) Fleishman. Artie is survived by his children Jill Tapper (husband Marc) of Belmont, Amy Connor of Westwood, and Laura Zide (husband Paul) of Randolph. He was also stepfather to the late Karen Lebow, Robin Hammond (husband Robert) of Ohio, and Eric Lebow of Milford. He will be dearly missed by his grandchildren Abigail and Asherah Tapper, Jeremy and Alexae Connor, Stephanie and Noa Zide, Rachel Hopkins (husband Adam), Alex Belsky (wife Melissa), Michael Belsky (wife Kelsey), Johnathon Hammond, and Brett Lebow, as well as nine great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nephews, nieces, and more friends than one can count. Brother of the late Howard Fleishman and Jerrold Fleishman (wife Adrienne) of Stoughton. Brother-in-law of Janet Ruboy (late husband George) and Dr. David Feingold (wife Dorian Mintzer).
Raised in Dorchester, MA, he spent many years in the family business, J. Fleishman & Co., later founding his own business, General Repacking Service (G.R.S.).
Artie was a founding member of Temple Beth David of the South Shore (“The Little Temple in the Woods”), and found many friends and much happiness with his community there. He was the chief architect and chef of TBD’s Hanukkah supper, cooking and serving more than 40,000 latkes over the years. He served as TBD’s ba’al tekiyah (shofar blower) for more than 60 years. Artie was a lifelong learner, taking classes from many places, including Hebrew College’s Me’ah program. He enjoyed reading, studying, traveling, and otherwise expanding his horizons. Artie never met a person with whom he could not connect in some way. He was full of bad jokes and puns, and tales both tall and short. Even at the end of his life, he would break into song with no prompting.
Above all, Artie’s priority was his family and his large circle of friends. He took great pride in everyone’s accomplishments, small and large, and enjoyed watching the next generations grow. Artie was a mensch, performing acts of lovingkindness and tzedakah, both acknowledged and anonymous.
We will miss his smile and silly faces, groaner jokes, sloppy kisses, and huge hugs. His stories, whether told for the first or thousandth time, were memorable. His huge heart has finally stilled, and he can eat whatever he wants.
A private, in-person service will be held for immediate family at The Graveside.
Burial at Sharon Memorial Park will be private.
Shiva will be private but available virtually Friday, Dec. 31 from 1-3:00PM and Saturday Jan. 1 from 7-9:00pm and Monday, Jan,. 3 from 7-9:00pm.
All are invited to attend the service virtually at the below ZOOM SHIVA LINKS
*ZOOM SERVICE FRIDAY DECEMBER 31st – 9:45 AM*
ZOOM SHIVA *FRIDAY DECEMBER 31st – 1 pm-3 pm*
ZOOM SHIVA *SATURDAY JANUARY 1st – 7 pm – 9 pm*
ZOOM SHIVA *MONDAY JANUARY 3rd, 7pm -9pm*
In lieu of flowers, donations in Artie’s memory may be made to Temple Beth David of the South Shore, 1060 Randolph Street, Canton, MA 02021, Father Bill’s & MainSpring, 430 Belmont Street, Brockton, MA 02301, or to the worthy organization of your choice. For more information, please contact the Schlossberg Chapel.