Andrew Leigh Fleming, age 65 of Falls Church, VA died of lung cancer on January 11, 2015 at Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, VA. He was born on January 14, 1949 in Washington, DC. He graduated from Wakefield High School in 1967 and from George Mason University in 1980. He enjoyed a career as an Information Technology consultant and manager.
Andrew (Andy) was the beloved husband of Jean T. Fleming for 30 years, dear brother of Glenna Arsenault and her husband Thomas Arsenault, and dear uncle to Jeremy Arsenault, Stephanie Arsenault, Andrew Arsenault, Allison Dailey and Owen Dailey. Andy was cherished by many other family members and friends.
Andy was known for his wide-ranging knowledge, intellectual curiosity, sense of humor, friendliness, perceptiveness and insight. He loved to design things.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Solve ME/CFS Initiative, the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society, the INOVA Health System, Caring Bridge, or Capital Caring Hospice.

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  1. Andy’s passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew and loved him. He passed so quickly that it’s hard to believe he is gone. Andy’s intellect, smile, and subtle sense of humor will remain in the memories of those who knew him.

  2. Andy’s passing leaves a huge hole in the lives of those who knew and loved him. He passed so quickly that it’s hard to believe he is gone. Andy’s intellect, smile, and subtle sense of humor will remain in the memories of those who knew him.

  3. Dear Jeannie, Linda and I always enjoyed Andy’s ironic view of the challenges we encounter in everyday life. He had a way of expressing his observations with humor, knowing that time brings changes and some things needn’t be worried about. Our conversations, whether about technology or human behavior, were filled with the mutual interest of gaining a new perspective. His curiosity led him to inquire about any subject and discuss it at length to gain an understanding. These are character traits we admired. There 30 years you had together represent a major portion of any human life, and you are fortunate to have had his love and devotion over that time. The memories you have of Andy will always be with you, as you know the ways he would approach a situation, solve a problem, or interact with others. Andy’s long presence in your life will remain a resource as you move forward.

  4. I am so saddened by Andy’s death. He always made me smile and I loved his laughter, mind and smile I am so happy that he suffered just a short time. Jean, while you grieve, you can take comfort in knowing you always took good care of him. He will be missed but remembered lovingly.

  5. I am so very sorry. Andy was loving, funny and a great guy. I am thinking of my dear friend Jeannie and holding her close in my heart as she moves forward in life. Jeannie we love you and send blessings and strength to you and the rest of Andy’s family.

  6. I am so very sorry. Andy was loving, funny and a great guy. I am thinking of my dear friend Jeannie and holding her close in my heart as she moves forward in life. Jeannie we love you and send blessings and strength to you and the rest of Andy’s family.

  7. Jean – You are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed our ACEDS reunion gatherings because Andy always made me laugh and smile. I will miss witnessing the love that the two of you shared and the little bit of love that he shared with others.

  8. Jean we hope you will find strength in the love you and Andy shared and the special memories you had together. Andy will be remembered forever in our hearts and will lovingly always be "our Mayor ". You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. God Bless.

  9. Jean, My deepest sympathies on your loss. I knew Andy as his physician for over 20 years. I shared many informative discussions with Andy and shall miss his wonderful personality and dry sense of humor and intelligence. God bless you Jean and your family and I shall always remember you all and Andy in my prayers. Dr Joseph A. Bellanti

  10. Jean, Our deepest sympathies on your loss. May the warmth of God’s love comfort you and may God bless you, family, and Andy’s friends with fond memories of the joy Andy brought into your life.

  11. Jean, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Andy was always smiling and laughing when we had the opportunity to get together. He will be sorely missed.

  12. Jean, so sorry to hear about Andy’s passing. I love the picture of you two, must be the Outer Banks. I remember talking to you both about how you loved getting down there.

  13. Smart and impeccably neat – great guy to talk to, about anything. A considerate and loving Husband to my niece. Gone ‘way too soon – hope, and expect, to see him again.

  14. So sad to hear of Andy’s passing. The Seamon family mourns with Jean and other family members. May God Bless you all.

  15. We are so saddened to hear of Andy’s passing at such a young age. We have shared many lovely memories at the Outer Banks with Andy and Jean. Andy had such a wonderful personality and dry sense of humor…..we always looked forward to his arrival at our mutual favorite hotel, the Surf Side. Our deepest sympathies for Jean and all of Andy’s family…..he will always be remembered with a smile.

  16. We are so saddened to hear of Andy’s passing at such a young age. We have shared many lovely memories at the Outer Banks with Andy and Jean. Andy had such a wonderful personality and dry sense of humor…..we always looked forward to his arrival at our mutual favorite hotel, the Surf Side. Our deepest sympathies for Jean and all of Andy’s family…..he will always be remembered with a smile.

  17. We are so saddened to hear of Andy’s passing at such a young age. We have shared many lovely memories at the Outer Banks with Andy and Jean. Andy had such a wonderful personality and dry sense of humor…..we always looked forward to his arrival at our mutual favorite hotel, the Surf Side. Our deepest sympathies for Jean and all of Andy’s family…..he will always be remembered with a smile.

  18. We are so sorry for your loss of Andy. We pray that you find comfort and healing in sharing your many fun memories of Andy and his love for you and life.

  19. We will always remember Andy for his intelligence, wit and kindness. Above all, we will remember him as a gentleman. Jeannie, we are so sorry for your loss.

  20. We’re so very sorry for your loss, Jeannie. We remember fondly the cruise we took with you, Andy, Gio and Evan on the Annabelle Lee. It was a memorable time of old and new friends just enjoying each other’s company. Also, Gio and I met you at your other home once and Andy was so gracious to give us the "non-tourist" tour of DC during March when the apple blossoms were in bloom. It was an enjoyable time. Thank you, Andy for being such a gracious host. He will be missed. God says in His Word that you are loved with a forever love. He hides you in the shadow of His wings and comforts you. We love you, Cathy & Donnie Harris

  21. Dearest Jean , We are so sorry for your loss..Andy was a very special person and we were lucky enough to be friends with him..He will always be in our hearts…we wish you the strength and courage to get through this difficult time..know your friends are here for you..All our love Laurie and Steve

  22. Jean and family, I’m sorry to hear about this and remember fondly our trip to Germany in 1988 with Systemhouse. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

  23. Jean, I am comforted with so many happy memories of the two of you, starting with your wedding day. You were Andy’s rock of support and his love to the end. Please take comfort in knowing that you gave him the ability to live to the end of his life in peace. He and Steve are together once again sharing a glass of vintage something or other…and toasting us, the rascals!!!

  24. Dear Jean, I’ll always remember the beach days, dinners at Sam and Omies, singing Jimmy Buffet songs together, our walks along the beach road and certaintly, our great friendship Rita and I had with you and Andy. We will miss the Mayor,but, never forget him. Long live the Mayor!

  25. Dear Jean – Please accept my sincerest sympathy for your loss. Andy was great guy and quite the character. I always enjoyed being in his company. He will be sorely missed by all who had the opportunity to know him. You both have been and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. – Fred

  26. Jean, We are so sorry you have lost Andy. You were his companion and his champion in life. May he rest in peace and may the happy memories of your years together sustain you.

  27. Jean, Please accept our deepest condolences on your loss of Andy. He was a warm, friendly, and highly intelligent man who always brought an unmatched, wry sense of humor to the conversation. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

  28. Andrew was a very kind and funny man and he will be missed. It has been my pleasure knowing him and I miss you already. With love, Shahla

  29. Jean – I am so sorry for Andy’s passing. I know this leaves a gaping hole in your heart. Please take comfort in the fact that you were able to provide him with a peaceful environment to make the shockingly quick transition to his next life. Now may you find peace as you build a new life without him, built on memories of the love you two shared over oh-so-many years. Love, Sally

  30. Jean, I was very sad to learn of the death of your husband. I never met him but reading what others have written, it’s clear he was a wonderful man. I hope your many friends will help you through this painful time.

  31. Dear Jean, We are so sad to hear of Andy’s passing. It has been about 15 years since we first met "our Mayor" at the Surfside. We would arrive a day before you and Andy, and would watch intently for the "tent" to go up! We purposely vacationed the same week in July, just to meet up with the two of you and our other "beach" friends. My heart is broken for you, but knowing you had 30 years together, I trust you will draw on all the good memories. You will be in my thoughts and prayers, Jean. Peggy and Mark Brooks

  32. I have such great memories of Andy as a colleague, friend, and husband to my good friend, Jean. Friendships that endure over decades and geographic distance are among the most special. Andy will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

  33. Bob and I have known Jean since the mid ’70’s when she and I worked at Honeywell in Columbia, Maryland. Bob and I met Andy when he and Jean began dating. He had such a quick wit and dry sense of humor we always enjoyed our times together. He left this world much too soon and he will be missed by so many.

  34. I, too, have many memories of Andy as a professional colleague, friend, and husband to my dear friend, Jean. Who could ever forget his dry, quirky sense of humor and that wonderful smile on his face when it was tweaked. Andy was gone too quickly and will be missed by the family and friends who held him dear. May you rest in peace, Andy.

  35. In my most vivid memory of Andy I am across from him at a restaurant. Andy is sipping from a mug of hot tea and he is explaining some insight he has to me. While speaking he has this wonderful smile on his face, as though he is letting me in on a secret. This is an image I will carry for a long time. I know Andy had many gifts but what always struck me the most was how warm and outgoing he was. By his very nature he brightened the lives of all those he interacted with. What a tragedy he is gone so early. He will be missed dearly.

  36. It has been a very long time since Jean and I worked together in Towson, Maryland. I seem to recall meeting Andy at least once, but if he feels so familiar to me, it is because of the pictures Jean always painted of him, either in our talks together or in the annual Christmas letters that I came to look forward to each year. For those who knew him well, you have treasured memories of him to hold on to forever. The fact that he and Jean were married for so long – – to know Jean had to be to also know Andy. They were kindred spirits, for sure, so I know that she has treasured and precious memories of him, as well. Jean, it is hard to say ‘good-bye’, so just say ‘good night’ because just a thought has a way of making loved ones who have departed appear to ‘wake up again’, if only for a moment. Praying for you and loving you still, across time and distance. Thera.

  37. There are no words that provide comfort for such a loss. To those who knew Andy I offer my condolences, and for my little sister, Sherri and I are here for you. We love you…………Greg

  38. For twenty plus years Andy and Jean were our neighbors on North Nelson Street in Arlington, along with Ed and Helen. The six of us were the longest term residents of the street. Much of our visits were sidewalk or telephone conversations, plus annual "get together" visits, hosted by Ed and Helen. We did favors for each other during vacation absences and other times. We enjoyed each others company, as neighbors should. Andy always had interesting, and often provocative, commentary on just about any subject that came up. For most of those years Andy had to contend with the limitations imposed by CFS, while maintaining his good humor and interest in a wide range of subjects. He kept up with what was going on in the immediate neighborhood. Jean, we know that warm memories of the years Andy and you shared will sustain you in future years.

  39. I will always remember Andy as an honorary ACEDS Member. He added so much to our ACEDS’ reunions. One of my favorite memories is the time Andy, Jean, Ervin and I had dinner at JR’S. He will truly be missed.

  40. Dear Jean, How sad it is that Andy left us all too soon. He was such a bright light shining on everyone he met. I keep remembering the years at ACEDS (as Amy said he was an unofficial member of the team) when he would always join us for the after work parties and other events. His warmth and humor always added a special sparkle. And that continued forward with the ongoing ACEDS reunions. It was always a pleasure to be in his company. And it was also such a pleasure to see the love and caring that you and he gave to each other. May his love and caring be with you always. Ann

  41. Our sincere condolences to Jean and family as we remember Andy Fleming -making his rounds of Surf Side talking with everyone, finding new friends, catching up on the latest gossip, hearing about family members, learning about changes -joining with Andy, Jean and other beach friends for early evening wine, beer, snack trays and lots of fun -his personalized thoughtfulness such as the bottle of rare scotch and a day on a catamaran -Dennis and Andy trying to drink a week long supply of beer as they thoughtfully discussed, and surely solved, most of the world’s problems – on the hottest night of the year -his witty intelligence and joy of people Now he is walking the sands of time, straw hat on, talking with all the souls that have gone before him, waiting for all us late arrivals. See you on the beach Andy!

  42. When I met Andy I was fairly new to that company, and totally new to the specific organization. As I learned the company, I was struck by the fact that Andy – who would definitely have been in the "cool" group (a manager, witty and good looking)- was unfailingly as gracious and kind to the lowest level employee as he was to any visiting VP. Always. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  43. Jean, may memories of your loved one comfort you and may it help to know that caring thoughts are with you always.We have such good memories of Andy Fleming, he will always be in our hearts.

  44. I loved Andy he was such a good person. I will miss him dearly. I remember the last words he said to me was I have not forgotten about you Gabe we were going to go out for a Sam Adams draft and just talk about life, politics, science…. he always was teaching me something new. He was an inspirational man even though I had only known him for a couple of months throughout the remodel. My prayers go out to you and the rest of the family Jean.

  45. Jean – Andy was such a spirited and loving man. His opinions, sense of humor and determination to overcome his obstacles made him bigger than ever. Though we had only a few outings together, my best memories came during our bitter cold weekend in MN for the winter festival. He and my wife Josette came to visit us on our project and we had such a great time. I knew how much he was struggling but it never showed. He always gave you his best. Josette and I will cherish his memory and we are there for you whenever needed. — John and Josette

  46. Andy joined our family when he married my cousin Jean. He helped us celebrate the family events: Christmases, weddings, significant birthdays. He enjoyed watching my children grow, and later my grandchildren. He grew to know many in his home community and was genuinely interested in their lives. He will be remembered for his sardonic wit, his acute observations on life, and his charm. He impressed me with his consideration and his helpfulness. He was loved, and he will be greatly missed.

  47. Dear Jean – Our deepest sincere condolences, Rebecca and I have very found memories of Andy the Surfside Mayor, who would always have the inside scoop. We always enjoyed the little wine socials on the beach sharing events of the year and books that we had read. He even introduced us the owners of Surfside during one evening on the beach. And who could forget the ever challenging canopy setups

  48. Dear Jean, I’m so sorry for your loss of dear Andy. He was a special person and had a way of making everyone he spoke to feel that he genuinely cared about them and their lives. He will be sorely missed, but always remembered. Arlene

  49. Dear Mrs. Fleming, My deepest condolence for the lost of Mr. Fleming. He was a wonderful person I recall his great smile and kind words and It was a pleasure to serve him. May the comfort of God be with you in this difficult time. Please let me know if there is any way that I may assist with.

  50. I think my favorite memory of Andy is of him dancing the night away with every lady at one of Jeannie’s and my High School reunions. He was the hit of the party. I know he’s still dancing!

  51. I was very moved in my last visits how you both cared for one another. Your requests were to make Andy comfortable and settled. His requests were to have everything right and in order for you. You both sacrificially thought of the other. That is love in action.

  52. It was always such a pleasure to see Andy. His infectious smile, great sense of humor-the light about him. He will be greatly missed. He was an amazing storyteller! My condolences to Jean & other family I had not met.

  53. Sweet Jean, Jay and I are so sad at the loss of your dear Andy. Thanks for sharing yourself and your Andy stories with us – what a darlin’.

  54. When I think of Andy, I remember how genuinely he enjoyed engaging with other people. He was so friendly and gracious to everyone and was really interested in what they had to say – and people responded to that so positively. In fact, that was one gift he left for Jean, perhaps unbeknownst to him. While working on their new home, he struck up friendships with his neighbors while Jean was at the office. After he was gone, they rallied around and supported her, in part I’m sure because of their affection for Andy. We all will sorely miss his infectious laugh, the twinkle in his eye, his courage, and his big heart.

  55. Andy became a member of the family when he married my sister Jean. He was a natural addition, his love and affection for her was deep and readily apparent. Jean had found her southern gentleman. And he was that in the true sense if the word. He not only looked part and fitted the role, but was that man, intelligent, and with a well applied wit and humor. His gracious manner made one feel not only comfortable, but included, in his world and in Jean’s. I was very glad to have him as a brother-in-law, few persons that I have known could place one at ease so quickly and effortlessly. I will miss him, but when you know someone with rare qualities, you may recall them to guide yourself, to let them help you with those strengths that you may lack. That is one way to never say goodbye.

  56. Andy became a member of the family when he married my sister Jean. He was a natural addition, his love and affection for her was deep and readily apparent. Jean had found her southern gentleman. And he was that in the true sense if the word. He not only looked part and fitted the role, but was that man, intelligent, and with a well applied wit and humor. His gracious manner made one feel not only comfortable, but included, in his world and in Jean’s. I was very glad to have him as a brother-in-law, few persons that I have known could place one at ease so quickly and effortlessly. I will miss him, but when you know someone with rare qualities, you may recall them to guide yourself, to let them help you with those strengths that you may lack. That is one way to never say goodbye.

  57. Remembering fondly working with Andy, and many, many dinner outings, both casual and formal. Andy loved tea … with lemon! In subsequent years, I recall with a smile how much he enjoyed the squirrels in their backyard. Then, there was Pixel, this sweet black cat that owned Andy, and wouldn’t go to bed unless Andy went along downstairs and said ‘goodnite!’

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