Harvey Fleegler, a longtime resident of Lafayette Hill, passed away on Monday, July 10, 2023. Harvey was born October 4, 1943, to Harry and Florence (Levin) Fleegler in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Harvey grew up in the East Mount Airy section of Philadelphia. He graduated from Germantown High School and from Temple University with both an undergraduate and master’s degree.
Harvey taught math at various grade levels for over 30 years at Cheltenham High School. He loved working with kids and teaching difficult math concepts, and he would also tutor students.
In addition to teaching, Harvey coached tennis at various levels. He coached the men’s team at his alma mater Temple University. He also coached both men’s and women’s tennis at the high school level at Plymouth Whitemarsh and at the Mount.
Harvey loved the outdoors and exploring different places. He spent over 30 years at Camp Canadensis in the Poconos. He was a true outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. He enjoyed teaching others to fish, including a generation of Camp Canadensis alumni, and most recently his grandsons. He was very resourceful and would tie his own flies and even make his own bullets. He loved to travel both overseas and across the United States, including driving his Honda Accord above the artic circle in Alaska.
Harvey also loved collecting various things from a young age. For Harvey, it was not just about obtaining things, but he was keenly interested in the history of each item and the individuals displayed on a particular coin or stamp, including presidents, heads of state, or other famous and notable people.
Harvey is survived by his wife Cheryl (Wachtel), his son Bill Fleegler and his partner Mina Kuriashkin of Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, and his daughter Jodi Scott and son in law Jeffrey Scott of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. He is also survived by four grandchildren Reid, Jason, Dylan, and Sloane and three grand dogs, Lindor, Simon, and Coconut.
Funeral Services are private. Shiva will be observed at the Fleegler residence Wednesday and Thursday, (July 12 & 13) at 6:45 PM. Contributions in Harvey’s memory may be made to Twist Out Cancer, PO Box 427, Villanova PA 19085, twistoutcancer.org