Matthew J. Fleming

Amanda and Matthew Fleming

Matthew J. Fleming, age 39, of Johnstown, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

He was born on December 15, 1977, in Amsterdam.

Matthew was a Class of 1996 graduate of Johnstown High School and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Alfred University in 2000. He was employed at General Electric in Schenectady.

He enjoyed fishing, surf casting and skiiing. Matthew was a member of the IUE Union.

He is survived by his wife, Amanda Valachovic Fleming, whom he married on June 13, 2009; father, Michael J. Fleming and his wife Linda; mother, Jodi Sitterly Ferguson and her husband Shane; one son, Murphy James Fleming; one daughter, Lilah Reagan Fleming; stepbrother, Scott Seeley and his wife Amy; father-in-law, and mother-in-law, Tom and Patricia Valachovic; two brothers-in-law, Aaron Valachovic (Michelle) and Ethan Valachovic (Amy); and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Matthew was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, James and Florence Sitterly; and paternal grandparents, Harold and Rita Fleming.

Memorial services will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15, 2017, at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, December 15, prior to the service from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Matthew’s memory may be made to an account at First Choice Financial Federal Credit Union in Murphy and Lilah Fleming’s name.

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