John G. Fleming Memorial Scholarship
Established May 1, 1999
By The Woodbury Democratic Town Committee
Mr. John G. Fleming was born in 1914 in Tarrytown, NY. As a child, he was a Boy Scout, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Mr. Fleming received his bachelor’s degree from NYU, then did graduate work at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute and Trinity College in Hartford, CT. Mr. Fleming became a professional engineer, and held several positions in his business career. These included: Development Engineer at Cambridge Instrument Co. in Ossining, N.Y.; Manager, Product Planning at Bristol Co. in Waterbury; Manager, New Business Planning at IBM Corp. in New York; Director and Assistant Secretary at Lewis Corp. in Oxford, CT; Director at New England Energy Cong. at Tufts University; Director of Connecticut Product Development Corp.; Director and Treasurer of Sunny Valley Foundation in New Milford, CT; and Secretary of Carten Systems in Danbury, CT.
Mr. Fleming was active in various political organizations in the state, as well as the Woodbury Democratic Town Committee. He was a town moderator, member of the Board of Finance, secretary of the Woodbury/Waterbury Resource Management Committee, the Planning Commission, the Lions Club and the Woodbury Conservation Commission.
Mr. Fleming was an avid conservationist. He was on the steering committee to develop the Whittemore Sanctuary of the Flanders Nature Center. He won the Environmental Merit Award.
Additionally, Mr. Fleming was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Woodbury. He served in various capacities for the church: Sunday school teacher, moderator, deacon, member of the board of Christian Education, Stewardship Committee, Pastoral Search Committee, and a member of the Pastor-Parish Relations Committee.
Mr. Fleming was interested in the youth population of the church, and worked to create the Youth Recognition Award to encourage the youth of the church to participate in community service.
Per the sponsors of the scholarship:
“The Woodbury Democratic Town Committee remembers John Fleming for his wide ranging interests, his deep involvement in the community and his ability to motivate others to be similarly involved, his commitment to the democratic process, his encouragement of individuals to develop their unique talents, and his belief in the power of each of us to effect change.”
G. Fleming Memorial Scholarship is awarded in
recognition of those qualities for which we honor
him, to a graduating senior who is a resident of
Woodbury and meets the general criteria of the
Woodbury Scholarship Fund.”