Roysalle Augustus Fleming of Sharon, Pa., a longtime Buffalo resident and retired Bethlehem Steel Corp. employee, died Friday in Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Buffalo after a long illness. He was 80.
Mr. Fleming was born in Jackson, Ala., and attended local schools.
He served in the Army from 1944 to 1946.
From 1947 to 1952, he was employed by Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Sharon.
In 1952, Mr. Fleming moved with his family to Buffalo, taking a job at Hudson & Rumsey Construction Co. Later that year, he started working at Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna and stayed with the company until his retirement in 1971.
Mr. Fleming moved back to Sharon in the late 1980s.
He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Farrell, Pa. He had a beautiful singing voice and served in the church's male chorus.
His hobbies included hunting, fishing and gardening.
Survivors include four daughters, Bonnie Sue, Audie Boyd, Cheryl Dabney and Gwendolyn Kimble, all of Buffalo; two sons, Lee A. Sr. of Buffalo and Ray A. of York, Pa.; a sister, Myrtle Jean Ison of Farrell; a companion, Nancy Austin of Sharon; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services will be in Farrell. Burial will be in Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage, Pa.