Albert H Fluman, 88, of St. Petersburg, Florida passed away peacefully on March 17, 2022. He was the beloved husband of the late Delores (Dee) Irene Finn of 63 years.
Born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania on June 13, 1933 (the youngest of 12 children) to the late Albert and Nellie Fluman, he was raised on Fox Hollow Road in Lycoming Township just outside of Williamsport. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1951. He is survived by his sister Lillian Foucart of Frederick County, Maryland. He is predeceased by eight sisters and two brothers (Verona, Viola, Violet, Alonzo, Virginia, Valma, Victoria, Willmore, Stephanna and Shirley).
Also survived by his four children: Albert H Fluman III (Kristin) of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Eric Arland Fluman (Anita) of Lakeland, Florida; Brandan Elliott Fluman (Karen) of St. Augustine, Florida; Amy Fluman Rettig (Jeff) from St. Petersburg, Florida.
Pop was also blessed to be sadly missed by seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren: Albert H Fluman IV (Renee) of Millmont, Pennsylvania; Harrison Elliott Fluman (Breein) of Ogden, Utah; Kathleen Fluman of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Joshua Eric Fluman of Tucson, Arizona; Sarah (Aaron) Cline of Lakeland, Florida; Emerson Delaney Fluman of Charlotte, North Carolina; Elliott Marie Fluman – Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida; Nellie Christine Rettig – University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida; Aubrey Hannah Fluman and Amelia Hope Fluman of Millmont, Pennsylvania; Leo Elliott Fluman of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Johnathon Allan Reiners and Evelyn Elizabeth Reiners from Lakeland, Florida. His nephew James Mehaffie of Fruit Cove Florida, Robert Swartz of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania and Michael Favasuli of Bradenton, Florida also held a special place in his heart.
Our pop had an extremely illustrious professional career as a Chief Petty Officer/Navigator in the US Navy during the Korean conflict for 4 years; he retired from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation after 21 years where he assisted in the construction and relocation of utilities to various interstate highways in Pennsylvania; he proudly served as Director of Economic Development in Hernando County, Florida for 15 years; he then continued his career as a real estate agent for Pearson Industries of Hernando County. He has been a leader in economic development along Florida’s natural coast for 20 years.
Our Pop, in his own way, was a writer, poet, artist and adventurer. He was extremely proud of his Swiss heritage and made many trips to Switzerland with his family. Al and Dee raised their family in Hummelstown, Pennsylvania along Swatara Creek and loved the camaraderie of the whole gang along Circle Drive in Kokomo Park.
He especially cherished his large extended family through hosting our annual AH Fluman Family Reunions for over 50 years. He loved family hunting get-togethers at Uncle Don’s cabin in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. He was listening to Willie Nelson. John Wayne and Ronald Reagan were two of his heroes! But his family was the most important thing in the world to him.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 24, 2022 at Spitler Funeral Home at 733 Broad St., Montoursville, PA at 2 p.m. with visitation from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. A funeral service will follow the funeral at Montoursville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Fluman/Rettig Scholarship at the University of Central Florida or planting a tree.