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Robert Townsend Fleetwood
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Birth: Sep. 1, 1911
Denton
Caroline County
Maryland, USA
Death: May 4, 2006
Chestertown
Kent County
Maryland, USA

Denton Journal April 28, 1944
" Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Fleetwood had as their week-end guests Mr. and Mrs Robert Townsend Fleetwood, of Chestertown, who just returned from a wedding trip in New York State. Before her marriage, Mrs. Fl eetwood was Miss Helen Claire Creagar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Creagar, of Trenton, New Jersey. Both the bride and groom matriculated at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland. Many friends and relatives attended their wedding, which took place on Saturday afternoon, April 8th, at 2:30 o'clock at the Prospect Presbyterian Church, Trenton, New Jersey. Mrs. Fleetwood wore a wedding gown of white taffeta trimmed with lace, and a fingertip veil caught with a cornonet of rhinestones and seed pearls. Her bouquet was white gardenias. She was attended by her sister, Miss Betty Cregar, whose gown was light blue taffeta and whose veil was caught with a cap of light blue seed pearls. She carried pink rose buds. Mr. T. Carville Fleetwood was his brother's best man. Mr. James Cregar , of Easton, Maryland, and Charles Lufkin, of Trenton, were ushers. Immediately following the ceremony, performed by Dr. Hanzscke, there was a reception at the Cartaret Club. Mr. and Mrs. Fleetwood are now at home on Maple Ave., Chestertown, Md."


From Fellows, Helfenbein & Newman Funeral Home
" FLEETWOOD SR., ROBERT
May 4 2006

Robert Townsend Fleetwood, Sr., died May 4, 2006 at his home on Fey Road in Chestertown. He was born September 1, 1911 the son of Isaac Robertson and Mary Elizabeth Townsend Fleetwood of Denton, Maryland.

After graduating from high school in Denton, he attended Washington College in Chestertown where he played with the orchestra and jazz band. He also won many ribbons at track meets during hsi college career. Following his graduation in 1933 he worked for two years at Nuttle Lumber Company in Denton, Maryland.

In 1935 he returned to Chestertown to begin his teaching career at Chestertown High School where he taught until 1945. Most of the senior citizens of Chestertown remember Mr. Fleetwood as either their mathematics or chemistry teacher, however, he taught many other subjects as needed. He was a beloved coach and mentor to many. Reunions were high points in his life and he tried to attend all of them.

In 1946, after leaving the field of teaching, Bob Fleetwood began a new career as an insurance agent, opening the Kirby-Fleetwood Insurance Company with Jim Kirby. This company evolved into the current F.A.M. & M. Insurance Agency in Chestertown where his grandson, Creg, a 2003 Washington College graduate, is currently an agent.

Mr. Fleetwood was an active member of the music and arts community where he played trumpet in the Chestertown Band and was the Director for one year. He was one of the original members of the award winning Kent County Community Marching Band, playing the trumpet and marching well into his 80's. He also played Taps at many funerals.

During his teaching and business careers, he was active in other aspects of the community. He was President of the Chestertown Chamber of Commerce, a Board member of Chestertown Volunteer Fire Company, and a Board member of Chester River Yacht and Country Club.

As a self-taught oil painter, Mr. Fleetwood painted local landscapes, portraits, and still-life paintings. He shared that love of painting as a member of the Chestertown Arts League where he served as treasurer.

An avid golfer, Bob Fleetwood was Club Champion at the Chester River Yacht & Country Club five times and won numerous other trophies at tournaments throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. He was also the Golf Professional at Chester River Yacht & Country Club in 1949. In 1960 he traveled to Augusta, GA to attend The Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. He then became a patron of the tournament for over forty years.

Mr. Fleetwood's interests and accomplishments extended far beyond golf and community; he excelled at many endeavors including pool, chess, and tennis. He was an avid and knowledgeable gardener and maintained a large vegetable and fruit garden for many years.

He was married for 62 years to Helen Claire Cregar Fleetwood (WC class of 1944) who passed away on October 18, 2005. His brother, Carville Fleetwood died in 1973. Bob is survived by two sons; Robert T. Fleetwood, Jr. and wife Donna of Rockville, MD, Richard Cregar Fleetwood and wife Lynn of Chestertown, and two daughters, Virginia Leslie Fleming and husband Tom of Lancaster, Ohio, and Elizabeth Earle Fleetwood of Bethesda, MD; four grandchildren, Susan Fleming Cross and husband Thom, Tom Fleming V and wife Maggie, Lauren Elizabeth Fleetwood, and Richard Cregar Fleetwood, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Emily Claire and Thomas Michael Fleming VI and several nieces and nephews.

The Fleetwood family will be gathering to greet friends on Tuesday, May 9, 2006 from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 at Fellows, Helfenbein and Newman Funeral Home in Chestertown. Services will be held immediately thereafter.

In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be sent to Kent County Community Marching Band, P.O. Box 912, Chestertown, Maryland 21658 or to a charity of choice." 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Robertson Fleetwood (1886 - 1956)
  Mary Elizabeth Townsend Fleetwood (1884 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Claire Cregar Fleetwood (1922 - 2005)*
 
 Sibling:
  Robert Townsend Fleetwood (1911 - 2006)
  Thomas Carville Fleetwood (1915 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Saint Pauls Kent Churchyard
Chestertown
Kent County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: Dottie Colleen K.
Record added: Dec 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45539398
Robert Townsend Fleetwood
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Added by: Cynthia Gaver
 
 
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Robert,My dad(the son of your mother's brother, Charles Wesley Townsend) and I enjoyed meeting with you. My dad didn't know much about his father's siblings and their families. He was very pleased to finally learn of his Maryland cousins.
- Dottie Townsend Kahhan
 Added: Nov. 2, 2011
 
 
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