Departed

Departed

Daniel W. Fleetham

Canaan, NH. Judge Daniel W. Fleetham, Sr., 104, of Canaan, passed away in his sleep on Sept. 7, 2016.
He was born in Canaan on Feb. 5, 1912 to Ernest and Fanny (Cobb) Fleetham.
He operated the Cobb Hose as well as Canaan Radio and TV Shop from 1946 to 1965.
He served as the judge of the Canaan Municipal Court from 1952 to 1982.
He was the founding president of the Canaan Lions Club in 1952 and served as its president again 50 years later. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, receiving the Silver Beaver Award and Award of Merit. He served as Lodge Advisor of Passaconaway Lodge 22o of the Order of the Arrow for more than 20 years, receiving Founders and the Centurion awards.
He was an 83 year member of the Theta Chi fraternityFor Life Distinguished Service Award. He attended his sixth Theta Chi National Convention in Atlanta this past July and was recognized as “The Oldest Guy in Theta Chi” by unanimous Convention Resolution.
He was a Past Master of Summit Masonic Lodge 98 in Canaan and at the time of his death was serving as the tyler. He was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason.
He attended Norwich University Class of 1934 and graduated from Belknap College in 1972 with a bachelor’s degree in business.
Judge Fleetham and his late wife Betty, were active in the Mascoma Senior Center for more than 25 years in the Meals on Wheels Program.
Family members include one son, retired Army Lt. Col. Daniel W. Fleetham, Jr. and his wife Linda of Canaan; one granddaughter Dana )Fleethan) Erb of Dayton, Ohio; and one daughter, Patte (Fleetham) Sarausky and her husband Steve of Laconia; and one granddaughter Stephanie (Sarausky) and her husband Ky Elsener of Zurich, Switzerland; and one grandson, Kyle Sarausky of New York City. Judge Fleetham is also survived by eight great grandchildren.
He was preceded by his wife of 63 years< Betty (Boyle) Fleetham who died in 2003. A Celebration of Life will be held in Canaan Hall in Canaan on Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Theta Chi Fraternity, P.O. Box 503, Carmel, IN 46082; Passaconaway Lodge , OA, Boy Scouts of America 571 Holt Rd, Manchester, NH 03109, Social-Summit Lodge 50, P.O.Box 113, Canaan, NH 03741-0113.