Kathryn Fleishman

Obituary of Kathryn Fleishman

Kathryn E. Fleishman, age 91, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at Vincent House in Wayland.


Kathryn was born June 19, 1926 in Willing, NY, a daughter of Andrew J. & Alice (Beyea) Newman. She married Victor T. Fleishman on April 16, 1949; he predeceased her on November 2, 2003. Kathryn was a wife, homemaker, mother and co-owner and operator of the family farm in Cohocton. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by a daughter, Sandra; a son, Joseph; siblings, Wayne (Florence) Newman, Milton (Doris) Newman, Andrew (Patricia) Newman, Charles Newman, Agnes (Bill) Faulkner and Joyce (William) Sherwood; brothers-in-law, Rupert Hall & Robert Kennedy.


Kathryn was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath; she was a former member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church and the Zion Lutheran Church, both in Cohocton. She was active in all of these churches; helping with dinners, baking, cooking and helping in anyway.


She enjoyed volunteering; she volunteered for the Steuben County Office of the Aging, the SPCA, the information booth in Bath and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) in Bath. She also enjoyed crocheting, baking and donating her time to her favorite charities, but most of all she loved spending time with her family & friends.


She is survived by her three children, Julia Tisa, Joan (Lyle) Akins and Jerry Fleishman; her grandchildren, David Tisa, Julie (John) Eckel, Carrie (Mike) Haff, Meghan (John) Schott, Emily (Daniel) Fleishman and Mark (Alyshia) Fleishman; her great-grandchildren, Emma, Evan & Olivia Eckel, Caleigh & Linsey Haff, Oliver Schott & Archer Fleishman; two sisters, Lois Hall & Eva Kennedy; her dear friend, Don Wolfanger; many nieces, nephews & cousins.


Friends may call 12-3 pm Monday at the Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home, 300 West Naples St., Wayland, where funeral services will be at 3 pm.


Contributions may be made to the Vincent House (Comfort Care Facility), PO Box 566, Wayland, NY 14572, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 97 Maple Ave., Cohocton, NY 14826, Zion Lutheran Church, 20 S. Dansville St., Cohocton, NY 14826 or St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 122 Liberty St., Bath, NY 14810.