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Dr. William A. Fleming Jr., 84, physician with Buffalo Medical Group

Feb. 21, 1933 – July 28, 2017

Dr. William A. Fleming Jr., of Buffalo, a physician with Buffalo Medical Group for about 40 years, died Friday in Buffalo General Medical Center after a long illness. He was 84.

Born in Hamburg, he was a 1951 graduate of Hamburg High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Hamilton College in 1955. He enlisted in the Army, was stationed in Germany and served in troop information services as a teacher.

Returning from service, he worked in a laboratory and took the science courses he needed to study medicine. He graduated from the University at Buffalo Medical School in 1965, then served his internship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

After completing his residency at Buffalo General, he joined Buffalo Medical Group as an internal medicine physician and maintained an office on High Street. He retired about 10 years ago.

Dr. Fleming was a clinical associate professor at the UB Medical School and taught resident physicians and medical students at Buffalo General Medical Center.

A member of the Pundits Club and the Buffalo Yacht Club, he served on the board of trustees of the Buffalo Seminary.

He enjoyed skiing, canoeing, sailing and travel.

An avid tennis player, he played at the Buffalo Tennis and Squash Club and the Clarksburg Club in Eden.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, the former Beth Erasmus; two daughters, Rebecca Karwas and Dr. Emily Williams; a sister, Barbara O’Brien; and two grandsons.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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